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QUASIMODO, a novel GPI-anchored zona pellucida protein involved in light input to the Drosophila circadian clock

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    0367836 - BC-A 2012 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Chen, K. F. - Peschel, N. - Závodská, Radka - Sehadová, Hana - Stanewsky, R.
    QUASIMODO, a novel GPI-anchored zona pellucida protein involved in light input to the Drosophila circadian clock.
    Current Biology. Roč. 21, č. 9 (2011), s. 719-729 ISSN 0960-9822
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk LC07032
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z50070508
    Klíčová slova: QUASIMODO * Drosophila * circadian clock
    Kód oboru RIV: ED - Fyziologie
    Impakt faktor: 9.647, rok: 2011

    We identified a novel clock-controlled gene (quasimodo), which encodes a light-responsive and membrane-anchored Zona Pellucida domain protein that supports light-dependent TIM degradation. Whereas wild type flies become arrhythmic in constant light (LL), quasimodo mutants elicit rhythmic expression of clock proteins and behavior in LL. QUASIMODO can function independently of CRY and is predominantly expressed within the CRY-negative DN3 clock neurons. Interestingly, downregulation of qsm in the clock circuit restores LL PERIOD protein rhythms in the qsm-negative DN1, indicating that qsm-mediated light-input is not cell-autonomous and can be accessed by the clock circuit. Our findings indicate that QUASIMODO constitutes part of a novel light-input to the circadian clock. Its light-responsive character in conjunction with the predicted localization at the outer neuronal membrane, suggests that QUASIMODO function is linked to electrical properties of clock neurons.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0202375