In vivo detection of lamellocytes in Drosophila melanogaster.

Honti, Viktor and Kurucz, Éva and Csordás, Gábor and Laurinyecz, Barbara and Márkus, Róbert and Andó, István (2009) In vivo detection of lamellocytes in Drosophila melanogaster. Immunology Letters, 126 (1-2). pp. 83-84. ISSN 0165-2478


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Drosophila has recently become a powerful model organism for studies of innate immunity. The cellular elements of innate immunity in Drosophila, the hemocytes, have been characterized by morphological criteria, molecular markers, and cell-type-specific immunological markers. Here we suggest that an MiET1 GFP-reporter element insertion in the untranslated region of a gene (l1-atilla) - expressed in a subset of hemocytes, the lamellocytes - allows in vivo investigations of lamellocyte differentiation and facilitates genetic screens.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia > QR180 Immunology / immunológia
Depositing User: János Zsámboki
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 14:33
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 14:33

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