The Ste20-like kinase misshapen functions together with Bicaudal-D and dynein in driving nuclear migration in the developing drosophila eye.

Houalla, Tarek; Vuong, Dac Hien; Ruan, Wenjing; Suter, Beat; Rao, Yong (2005). The Ste20-like kinase misshapen functions together with Bicaudal-D and dynein in driving nuclear migration in the developing drosophila eye. Mechanisms of development, 122(1), pp. 97-108. Elsevier 10.1016/j.mod.2004.08.005

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Nuclear translocation, driven by the motility apparatus consisting of the cytoplasmic dynein motor and microtubules, is essential for cell migration during embryonic development. Bicaudal-D (Bic-D), an evolutionarily conserved dynein-interacting protein, is required for developmental control of nuclear migration in Drosophila. Nothing is known about the signaling events that coordinate the function of Bic-D and dynein during development. Here, we show that Misshapen (Msn), the fly homolog of the vertebrate Nck-interacting kinase is a component of a novel signaling pathway that regulates photoreceptor (R-cell) nuclear migration in the developing Drosophila compound eye. Msn, like Bic-D, is required for the apical migration of differentiating R-cell precursor nuclei. msn displays strong genetic interaction with Bic-D. Biochemical studies demonstrate that Msn increases the phosphorylation of Bic-D, which appears to be necessary for the apical accumulation of both Bic-D and dynein in developing R-cell precursor cells. We propose that Msn functions together with Bic-D to regulate the apical localization of dynein in generating directed nuclear migration within differentiating R-cell precursor cells.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Cell Biology

UniBE Contributor:

Suter, Beat

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0925-4773

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beat Suter

Date Deposited:

26 May 2015 15:40

Last Modified:

26 May 2015 15:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.mod.2004.08.005

PubMed ID:

15582780

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68939

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68939

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