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Beadex, a homologue of the vertebrate LIM domain only protein, is a novel regulator of crystal cell development in Drosophila melanogaster

Chatterjee, Arunita and Aavula, Kumar and Nongthomba, Upendra (2019) Beadex, a homologue of the vertebrate LIM domain only protein, is a novel regulator of crystal cell development in Drosophila melanogaster. In: JOURNAL OF GENETICS, 98 (5).

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12041-019-1154-6

Abstract

Haematopoiesis is a complex process in which the regulatory mechanisms of several implicated transcription factors remain uncertain. Drosophila melanogaster is an excellent model to resolve the unanswered questions about the blood cell development. This study describes the role of Beadex, a Drosophila homologue of LIM domain only 2 (LMO2), in haematopoiesis. Mutants of Beadex were analysed for blood cell abnormalities. Crystal cells, a subset of haemocytes, were significantly more in Beadex hypermorphic flies. Similarly, Beadex misexpression in prohemocytes altered the crystal cell numbers. Stage-specific misexpression analyses demonstrated that Beadex functions after the prohemocytes enter the crystal cell lineage. We also discovered that Pannier-U-shaped complex is a negative regulator of the crystal cell differentiation and is possibly negatively regulated by Beadex through its interaction with Pannier. We, therefore, suggest the mechanism of two novel regulators of crystal cell specification-Beadex and Pannier-during Drosophila haematopoiesis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, C V RAMAN AVENUE, SADASHIVANAGAR, P B #8005, BANGALORE 560 080, INDIA
Keywords: haematopoiesis; Drosophila; Beadex; pannier; crystal cell; LIM domain only
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
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Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 07:51
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 07:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/64305

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