Gene Symbol: vit-2
Description: VITellogenin structural genes (yolk protein genes);Vitellogenin-2
Alias: VITellogenin structural genes (yolk protein genes);Vitellogenin-2
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans

Top Publications

  1. Hall D, Winfrey V, Blaeuer G, Hoffman L, Furuta T, Rose K, et al. Ultrastructural features of the adult hermaphrodite gonad of Caenorhabditis elegans: relations between the germ line and soma. Dev Biol. 1999;212:101-23 pubmed
    ..Distal sheath filopodia were also visualized using a green fluorescent protein reporter gene fusion and confocal microscopy. Distal sheath filopodia may function to stretch the sheath over the distal arm. ..
  2. Grant B, Hirsh D. Receptor-mediated endocytosis in the Caenorhabditis elegans oocyte. Mol Biol Cell. 1999;10:4311-26 pubmed
    ..We describe a new member of the low-density lipoprotein receptor superfamily, RME-2, identified in our screens for endocytosis defective mutants. We show that RME-2 is the C. elegans yolk receptor. ..
  3. Britton C, Murray L. Cathepsin L protease (CPL-1) is essential for yolk processing during embryogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Cell Sci. 2004;117:5133-43 pubmed
    ..This study has relevance to the abnormal fusion and aggregation of lysosomes in cathepsin L-deficient mice and to other lysosomal disorders. ..
  4. Fischer M, Regitz C, Kull R, Boll M, Wenzel U. Vitellogenins increase stress resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans after Photorhabdus luminescens infection depending on the steroid-signaling pathway. Microbes Infect. 2013;15:569-78 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, the study provides functional evidence for a crucial role of vitellogenins and the steroid-signaling pathway in determination of resistance against bacteria. ..
  5. Goszczynski B, Captan V, Danielson A, Lancaster B, McGhee J. A 44 bp intestine-specific hermaphrodite-specific enhancer from the C. elegans vit-2 vitellogenin gene is directly regulated by ELT-2, MAB-3, FKH-9 and DAF-16 and indirectly regulated by the germline, by daf-2/insulin signaling and by the TGF-β/Sma/M. Dev Biol. 2016;413:112-27 pubmed publisher