Drosophila Nemo Promotes Eye Specification Directed by the Retinal Determination Gene Network by ProQuest

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DOI: 10.1534/genetics.108.092155



      Drosophila Nemo Promotes Eye Specification Directed by the Retinal
                       Determination Gene Network

                                           Lorena R. Braid and Esther M. Verheyen1
         Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
                                                        Manuscript received June 2, 2008
                                                      Accepted for publication July 15, 2008


                                                             ABSTRACT
               Drosophila nemo (nmo) is the founding member of the Nemo-like kinase (Nlk) family of serine–threonine
             kinases. Previous work has characterized nmo’s role in planar cell polarity during ommatidial patterning.
             Here we examine an earlier role for nmo in eye formation through interactions with the retinal
             determination gene network (RDGN). nmo is dynamically expressed in
								
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