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Mech Dev. 2002 Feb;111(1-2):173-6.

Drosophila windpipe codes for a leucine-rich repeat protein expressed in the developing trachea.

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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004, USA. jhuff@ccmail.nevada.edu

Abstract

The embryonic tracheal system of Drosophila provides an important model for understanding the process of epithelial branching morphogenesis. Here we report the sequence and expression analysis of a novel tracheal gene, named windpipe (wdp). wdp is identical to the predicted gene CG3413 and encodes a transmembrane, leucine-rich repeat family member. wdp transcripts appear abruptly at stage 15 and are restricted to primary tracheal branches that give rise to secondary branches.

PMID:
11804792
DOI:
10.1016/s0925-4773(01)00609-8
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