Lifetime of Bicoid at the time the embryo begins gastrulation

Value 15 min
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Drocco JA, Grimm O, Tank DW, Wieschaus E. Measurement and perturbation of morphogen lifetime: effects on gradient shape. Biophys J. 2011 Oct 19 101(8):1807-15. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2011.07.025. p.1812 right column top paragraphPubMed ID22004733
Method Abstract: "Using a method that employs repeated photoswitching of a fusion of the morphogen Bicoid (Bcd) and the photoconvertible fluorescent protein Dronpa, [investigators] measure and modify the lifetime of Dronpa-Bcd in living Drosophila embryos."
Comments P.1812 left column 3rd paragraph to right column top paragraph: link
Entered by Uri M
ID 109196