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Wolf, C., Gerlach, N., Schuh, R. (2002). Drosophila tracheal system formation involves FGF-dependent cell extensions contacting bridge-cells.  EMBO Rep. 3(6): 563--568.
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FBrf0148979
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Research paper
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Development of the ectodermally derived Drosophila tracheal system is based on branch outgrowth and fusion that interconnect metamerically arranged tracheal subunits into a highly stereotyped three-dimensional tubular structure. Recent studies have revealed that this process involves a specialized cell type of mesodermal origin, termed bridge-cell. Single bridge-cells are located between adjacent tracheal subunits and serve as guiding posts for the outgrowing dorsal trunk branches. We show that bridge-cell-approaching tracheal cells form filopodia-like cell extensions, which attach to the bridge-cell surface and are essential for the tracheal subunit interconnection. The results of both dominant-negative and gain-of-function experiments suggest that the formation of cell extensions require Cdc42-mediated Drosophila fibroblast growth factor activity.

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PMC1084149 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    EMBO Rep.
    Title
    EMBO Reports
    Publication Year
    2000-
    ISBN/ISSN
    1469-221X 1469-3178
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