Interaction between sensory dendrite and epithelial cells in Drosophila
Contact-mediated self-avoidance/repulsion restricts dendrite in a 2D space. Defect in dendrite-extracellular matrix (ECM) adhesion disrupts the confinement and results in self-crossings in 3D space. In this study, epithelial genes underlying dendrite-ECM affecting larval dendrite patterning were identified through genetic screen using mutants and RNAi knockdown. In-vitro and in-vivo assays were performed to characterize the epithelial gene function. To understand their mechanism, further in-depth study is required to elucidate their roles in coordinating sensory dendrite arborization.
Keywords: Dendrite; epithelial cells; Drosophila
How to Cite
Tee, C. W., & Shamsuddin, S. (2018). Interaction between sensory dendrite and epithelial cells in Drosophila. Asian Journal of Medicine and Biomedicine, 35. Retrieved from https://journal.unisza.edu.my/ajmb/index.php/ajmb/article/view/174