Cell motility: deaf Drosophila keep the beat
Department of Cell Biology
Animals; Biological Transport, Active; Cell Movement; Chlamydomonas; Cilia; Drosophila; Flagella; Male; Neurons, Afferent; Protozoan Proteins; Spermatozoa
Intraflagellar transport is involved in the assembly of cilia and eukaryotic flagella. Two recent studies have shown that defects in intraflagellar transport prevent assembly of sensory cilia in Drosophila, leaving the fly deaf and uncoordinated. Surprisingly, the mutant sperm flagella have normal structure and motility.
Curr Biol. 2003 Oct 14;13(20):R796-8.
Current biology : CB
Witman, George B., "Cell motility: deaf Drosophila keep the beat" (2003). Cell and Developmental Biology Publications. 30.