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Lee, H.K., Lundell, M.J. (2007). Differentiation of the Drosophila serotonergic lineage depends on the regulation of Zfh-1 by Notch and Eagle.  Mol. Cell. Neurosci. 36(1): 47--58.
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Elucidating mechanisms that differentiate motor neurons from interneurons are fundamental to understanding CNS development. Here we demonstrate that within the Drosophila NB 7-3/serotonergic lineage, different levels of Zfh-1 are required to specify unique properties of both motor neurons and interneurons. We present evidence that Zfh-1 is induced by Notch signaling and suppressed by the transcription factor Eagle. The antagonistic regulation of zfh-1 by Notch and Eagle results in Zfh-1 being expressed at low levels in the NB 7-3 interneurons and at higher levels in the NB 7-3 motor neurons. Furthermore, we present evidence that the induction of Zfh-1 by Notch occurs independently from canonical Notch signaling. We present a model where the differentiation of cell fates within the NB 7-3 lineage requires both canonical and non-canonical Notch signaling. Our observations on the regulation of Zfh-1 provide a new approach for examining the function of Zfh-1 in motor neurons and larval locomotion.

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PMC2716093 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Publication Type
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    Abbreviation
    Mol. Cell. Neurosci.
    Title
    Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
    Publication Year
    1990-
    ISBN/ISSN
    1044-7431
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