Compartment Boundaries and the Control of Drosophila Limb Pattern by Hedgehog Protein

Nature. 1994 Mar 17;368(6468):208-14. doi: 10.1038/368208a0.

Abstract

Drosophila limbs are subdivided into anterior and posterior compartments which derive from adjacent cell populations founded early in development. Evidence is now provided that posterior cells organize growth and cell patterning in both compartments by secreting hedgehog protein and that hedgehog protein acts indirectly by inducing neighbouring anterior cells to secrete decapentaplegic or wingless protein.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Crosses, Genetic
  • Drosophila / embryology*
  • Drosophila / genetics
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Embryonic Induction
  • Extremities / embryology
  • Female
  • Gene Expression
  • Hedgehog Proteins
  • Insect Hormones / metabolism
  • Insect Hormones / physiology
  • Larva / cytology
  • Male
  • Proteins / metabolism
  • Proteins / physiology*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / metabolism
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / physiology
  • Vertebrates / embryology
  • Wnt1 Protein

Substances

  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Hedgehog Proteins
  • Insect Hormones
  • Proteins
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins
  • Wnt1 Protein
  • dpp protein, Drosophila
  • wg protein, Drosophila
  • hh protein, Drosophila