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1987). However, R7 still differentiates at the proper place and time in ommatidia constitutively expressing Sev (Basler and Hafen, 1989; Bowtell et a f . , 1989). This indicates that mechanisms beyond the restricted expression of Sev ensure that induction takes place properly. , 1991), and so only those Sev-expressing cells that contact R8 have the possibility of becoming induced. This prevents some cells-for example the “mystery cells” (Fig. 8)from adopting the R7 fate, even though they express Sev and have the potential to become R7 photoreceptor cells.

Rsk A Drosophila Rsk homolog has been identified by PCR cloning (Wassennan et a l . , 1994). rsk mutants have not yet been identified, so it is uncertain what role Rsk plays in Sev or other receptor tyrosine kinase signaling pathways in Drosophila. 11. Nuclear Targets Although a variety of cytoplasmic and membrane proteins have been proposed as substrates of mammalian p42 and p44 MAP kinases, thus far only proteins that are likely to reside in the nucleus have been identified as MAP kinase targets in Drosophila genetic screens.

C) Constitutive activation of the MAP kinase pathway is sufficient to bring about mitogenesis and cell induction. It is less certain that activation of the MAP kinase pathway to the extent and for the duration seen in the physiological system cases would suffice to bring about mitogenesis or cell induction. 20 James E. Ferrell, Jr. , 1994). , 1994). , 1994). , 1994b), described above, can be activated in a Rasdependent fashion and thus appear to be part of another branch of Ras signaling. A Ras-responsive protein kinase termed Frk, which can phosphorylate and transactivate the Fos protein, appears to represent another branch of Ras signaling.

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