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Brun, S., Vidal, S., Spellman, P., Takahashi, K., Tricoire, H., Lemaitre, B. (2006). The MAPKKK Mekk1 regulates the expression of Turandot stress genes in response to septic injury in Drosophila.  Genes Cells 11(4): 397--407.
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FBrf0190571
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Septic injury triggers a rapid and widespread response in Drosophila adults that involves the up-regulation of many genes required to combat infection and for wound healing. Genome-wide expression profiling has already demonstrated that this response is controlled by signaling through the Toll, Imd, JAK-STAT and JNK pathways. Using oligonucleotide microarrays, we now demonstrate that the MAPKKK Mekk1 regulates a small subset of genes induced by septic injury including Turandot (Tot) stress genes. Our analysis indicates that Tot genes show a complex regulation pattern including signals from both the JAK-STAT and Imd pathways and Mekk1. Interestingly, Mekk1 flies are resistant to microbial infection but susceptible to paraquat, an inducer of oxidative stress. These results point to a role of Mekk1 in the protection against tissue damage and/or protein degradation and indicate complex interactions between stress and immune pathways in Drosophila.

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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Genes Cells
    Title
    Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms
    Publication Year
    1996-
    ISBN/ISSN
    1356-9597
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