Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Oliver B. Sex, dose, and equality. PLoS Biol. 2007;5:e340 pubmed
Parisi M, Gupta V, Sturgill D, Warren J, Jallon J, Malone J, et al
. Germline-dependent gene expression in distant non-gonadal somatic tissues of Drosophila. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:346 pubmed publisher
..The germline has a long-range influence on gene expression in the Drosophila sexes. We suggest that this is the result of a germline/soma hormonal axis. ..
Zhang Y, Oliver B. An evolutionary consequence of dosage compensation on Drosophila melanogaster female X-chromatin structure?. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:6 pubmed publisher
..We suggest that the differences between the X chromosomes and autosomes in females are a consequence of mechanisms that have evolved to ensure sufficient X chromosome expression in the soma of males. ..
Hempel L, Oliver B. Sex-specific DoublesexM expression in subsets of Drosophila somatic gonad cells. BMC Dev Biol. 2007;7:113 pubmed
..The continuous expression of DSX(M) in cells contacting the germline suggests an ongoing short-range influence of the somatic sex determination pathway on germ cell development. ..
Parisi M, Li R, Oliver B. Lipid profiles of female and male Drosophila. BMC Res Notes. 2011;4:198 pubmed publisher
..The presence of a germline did not significantly influence lipid profiles, raising the possibility that germline-dependent changes in metabolic gene expression patterns serve a homeostatic purpose. ..
Oliver B, Pauli D. Suppression of distinct ovo phenotypes in the Drosophila female germline by maleless- and Sex-lethal. Dev Genet. 1998;23:335-46 pubmed
..Thus, ovo+ is required for at least two distinct functions, one involving mle+, and one mediated by Sxl+ gene products. The existence of ovo+ functions independent of mle+ and Sxl+ is likely. ..