Journal article icon

Journal article

Bone morphogenetic protein- and mating-dependent secretory cell growth and migration in the Drosophila accessory gland.

Abstract:

The paired male accessory glands of Drosophila melanogaster enhance sperm function, stimulate egg production, and reduce female receptivity to other males by releasing a complex mixture of glycoproteins from a secretory epithelium into seminal fluid. A small subpopulation of about 40 specialized secretory cells, called secondary cells, resides at the distal tip of each gland. We show that these cells grow via mechanisms promoted by mating. If aging males mate repeatedly, a subset of these cel...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1073/pnas.1214517109

Authors


Leiblich, A More by this author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Corrigan, L More by this author
Jenkins, R More by this author
Expand authors...
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
109
Issue:
47
Pages:
19292-19297
Publication date:
2012-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:4f14e3e9-4db1-40df-b30a-936a89755128
Source identifiers:
358343
Local pid:
pubs:358343

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP