The torso pathway in Drosophila: lessons on receptor tyrosine kinase signaling and pattern formation.

Research paper by J B JB Duffy, N N Perrimon

Indexed on: 01 Dec '94Published on: 01 Dec '94Published in: Developmental Biology


Pattern formation at the anterior and posterior termini of the Drosophila embryo involves intercellular communication via the Torso receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK). Recent advances in the understanding of Torso signaling has provided further support for the conservation of a signal transduction cassette downstream of RTKs. In addition, the analysis of the Torso pathway has begun to reveal general molecular mechanisms by which cells may impart patterning information to their neighbors through the use of RTKs.