Patterns & Phenotypes
Characterization of RACK1 function in Drosophila development
Article first published online: 21 JUN 2007
Copyright © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 236, Issue 8, pages 2207–2215, August 2007
How to Cite
Kadrmas, J. L., Smith, M. A., Pronovost, S. M. and Beckerle, M. C. (2007), Characterization of RACK1 function in Drosophila development. Dev. Dyn., 236: 2207–2215. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.21217
- Issue published online: 25 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 21 JUN 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 APR 2007
- NIH. Grant Number: RO1GM50877
- DOE. Grant Number: DE-FG02-04ER 63829
- Hunstman Cancer Foundation
- female sterile;
- germ-line stem cells;
Receptor for Activated CKinase 1 (RACK1) is a cytoplasmic molecular scaffolding protein. Many diverse protein-binding partners involved in key signaling pathways are reported to bind to RACK1, suggesting a role for RACK1 in signal integration. However, because loss-of-function phenotypes for RACK1 in an intact organism have not yet been reported, our current understanding of RACK1 is limited. Using Drosophila melanogaster, we show that RACK1 is expressed at all developmental stages and in many tissues, with specific enrichment in the ovary. By characterizing an allelic series of RACK1 mutants, we demonstrate that RACK1 is essential at multiple steps of Drosophila development, particularly in oogenesis, where somatic RACK1 is required for proper germ-line function. Developmental Dynamics 236:2207–2215, 2007. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.