Gene Symbol: Fim
Description: Fimbrin
Alias: CG8649, Dmel\CG8649, FIM, fim, fimbrin, CG8649-PA, CG8649-PC, CG8649-PD, Fim-PA, Fim-PC, Fim-PD, plastin
Species: fruit fly

Top Publications

  1. Sato M, Kojima T, Michiue T, Saigo K. Bar homeobox genes are latitudinal prepattern genes in the developing Drosophila notum whose expression is regulated by the concerted functions of decapentaplegic and wingless. Development. 1999;126:1457-66 pubmed
  2. Kim J, Ren Y, Ng W, Li S, Son S, Kee Y, et al. Mechanical tension drives cell membrane fusion. Dev Cell. 2015;32:561-73 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that the protrusive and resisting forces from fusion partners put the fusogenic synapse under high mechanical tension, which helps to overcome energy barriers for membrane apposition and drives cell membrane fusion. ..
  3. Dobie K, Kennedy C, Velasco V, McGrath T, Weko J, Patterson R, et al. Identification of chromosome inheritance modifiers in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 2001;157:1623-37 pubmed
  4. Li Y, Zhang Z, Robinson G, Palli S. Identification and characterization of a juvenile hormone response element and its binding proteins. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:37605-17 pubmed
  5. Dimitriadi M, Sleigh J, Walker A, Chang H, Sen A, Kalloo G, et al. Conserved genes act as modifiers of invertebrate SMN loss of function defects. PLoS Genet. 2010;6:e1001172 pubmed publisher
  6. Reed S, Serio A, Welch M. Rickettsia parkeri invasion of diverse host cells involves an Arp2/3 complex, WAVE complex and Rho-family GTPase-dependent pathway. Cell Microbiol. 2012;14:529-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results reveal a key role for the WAVE and Arp2/3 complexes, as well as a higher degree of variation than previously appreciated in actin nucleation pathways activated during Rickettsia invasion...
  7. Kojima T, Sato M, Saigo K. Formation and specification of distal leg segments in Drosophila by dual Bar homeobox genes, BarH1 and BarH2. Development. 2000;127:769-78 pubmed
    ..Bar homeobox genes are also required for specification of distal tarsi. Bar expression requires Distal-less but not dachshund, while early circular dachshund expression is delimited interiorly by BarH1 and BarH2. ..
  8. Huelsmann S, Ylanne J, Brown N. Filopodia-like actin cables position nuclei in association with perinuclear actin in Drosophila nurse cells. Dev Cell. 2013;26:604-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We provide a revised model for how actin structures position nuclei in nurse cells, employing evolutionary conserved machinery. ..