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Drosophila variable nurse cells encodes arrest defective 1 (ARD1), the catalytic subunit of the major N-terminal acetyltransferase complex

Authors

  • Ying Wang,

    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
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  • Michelle Mijares,

    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    2. Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, California
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  • Megan D. Gall,

    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Lafayette IN 47907
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  • Tolga Turan,

    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Pathology, University of California Irvine, Irvine CA 92697
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  • Anna Javier,

    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
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  • Douglas J. Bornemann,

    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
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  • Kevin Manage,

    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Biochemistry, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
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  • Rahul Warrior

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    2. Developmental Biology Center, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    • Developmental Biology Center, 4219 McGaugh Hall, Zot 2300, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
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Abstract

Drosophila variable nurse cells (vnc) egg chamber with a binucleate oocyte resulting from an extra nuclear division after oocyte specification. Nuclear lamin staining (green) allows visualization of oocyte nuclei that have a much lower DNA content than polyploid nurse cell nuclei (blue). F-actin (red) reveals cell outlines and ring canals that link nurse cell and oocyte cytoplasm. From Warrior et al., Developmental Dynamics 239:2813–2827, 2010.

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