Gene Symbol: tld
Description: tolloid
Alias: CG6868, CT21278, Dmel\CG6868, TLD, Tld, Tolloid, dTld, tolloid, CG6868-PA, tld-PA
Species: fruit fly

Top Publications

  1. Finelli A, Xie T, Bossie C, Blackman R, Padgett R. The tolkin gene is a tolloid/BMP-1 homologue that is essential for Drosophila development. Genetics. 1995;141:271-81 pubmed
    ..The Drosophila tolloid gene has been shown to genetically interact with dpp...
  2. Gonzalez C, Molina I, Casal J, Ripoll P. Gross genetic dissection and interaction of the chromosomal region 95E;96F of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 1989;123:371-7 pubmed
    ..There is another region localized in 97B which interacts with asp: in a background homozygous for asp, three doses of this region enhance the asp phenotype. ..
  3. Lilja T, Aihara H, Stabell M, Nibu Y, Mannervik M. The acetyltransferase activity of Drosophila CBP is dispensable for regulation of the Dpp pathway in the early embryo. Dev Biol. 2007;305:650-8 pubmed
    ..This occurs by a failure to activate transcription of the tolloid (tld) gene, which codes for a protease that generates active Dpp and Scw ligands...
  4. Affolter M, Marty T, Vigano M, Jazwinska A. Nuclear interpretation of Dpp signaling in Drosophila. EMBO J. 2001;20:3298-305 pubmed
    ..It remains to be seen whether similar molecular mechanisms operate in the nucleus in vertebrate systems. ..
  5. Shimell M, Ferguson E, Childs S, O Connor M. The Drosophila dorsal-ventral patterning gene tolloid is related to human bone morphogenetic protein 1. Cell. 1991;67:469-81 pubmed
    Mutations in the Drosophila tolloid (tld) gene lead to a partial transformation of dorsal ectoderm into ventral ectoderm...
  6. Papatsenko D, Levine M. Quantitative analysis of binding motifs mediating diverse spatial readouts of the Dorsal gradient in the Drosophila embryo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:4966-71 pubmed
    ..Similar motif arrangements were identified in orthologous loci in the distant mosquito genome, Anopheles gambiae. We discuss how Dorsal and Twist work either additively or synergistically to activate different target enhancers. ..
  7. Lilja T, Qi D, Stabell M, Mannervik M. The CBP coactivator functions both upstream and downstream of Dpp/Screw signaling in the early Drosophila embryo. Dev Biol. 2003;262:294-302 pubmed
    ..the expression of Screw itself, and that of two regulators of Dpp/Screw activity, Twisted-gastrulation and the Tolloid protease, is compromised in dCBP mutant embryos...
  8. Shimmi O, O Connor M. Physical properties of Tld, Sog, Tsg and Dpp protein interactions are predicted to help create a sharp boundary in Bmp signals during dorsoventral patterning of the Drosophila embryo. Development. 2003;130:4673-82 pubmed
    ..Previous genetic and biochemical studies have revealed that the Sog, Tsg and Tld proteins modify Dpp activity at the post-transcriptional level...
  9. Lee H, Mendes F, Plouhinec J, De Robertis E. Enzymatic regulation of pattern: BMP4 binds CUB domains of Tolloids and inhibits proteinase activity. Genes Dev. 2009;23:2551-62 pubmed publisher
    ..patterning gradient is generated by diffusing Chordin/bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) complexes cleaved by BMP1/Tolloid metalloproteinases in the ventral side...

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  1. Araujo H, Negreiros E, Bier E. Integrins modulate Sog activity in the Drosophila wing. Development. 2003;130:3851-64 pubmed
    ..We propose that integrins act by binding and possibly regulating the activity/availability of different forms of Sog during pupal development through an adhesion independent mechanism. ..
  2. Yu K, Kang K, Heine P, Pyati U, Srinivasan S, Biehs B, et al. Cysteine repeat domains and adjacent sequences determine distinct bone morphogenetic protein modulatory activities of the Drosophila Sog protein. Genetics. 2004;166:1323-36 pubmed
    ..Cumulatively, our analysis suggests that CR domains interact physically with adjacent protein sequences to create forms of Sog with distinct BMP modulatory activities. ..
  3. Hecht P, Anderson K. Extracellular proteases and embryonic pattern formation. Trends Cell Biol. 1992;2:197-202 pubmed
  4. Matzkin L, Merritt T, Zhu C, Eanes W. The structure and population genetics of the breakpoints associated with the cosmopolitan chromosomal inversion In(3R)Payne in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 2005;170:1143-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The distal breakpoint breaks the tolkin (tok) gene and the proximal breakpoint breaks CG31279 and the tolloid (tld) gene. Functional copies of all three genes are found at the opposite breakpoints...
  5. Ashe H, Levine M. Local inhibition and long-range enhancement of Dpp signal transduction by Sog. Nature. 1999;398:427-31 pubmed
    ..The proteins Short gastrulation (Sog) and Tolloid (Tld) are required to shape this gradient...
  6. Yin Z, Frasch M. Regulation and function of tinman during dorsal mesoderm induction and heart specification in Drosophila. Dev Genet. 1998;22:187-200 pubmed
    ..We further show that Screw, a second BMP2/4-related gene product, Tolloid, a BMP1-related protein, and the zinc finger-containing protein Schnurri, are required to allow full levels of ..
  7. Hasson P, Muller B, Basler K, Paroush Z. Brinker requires two corepressors for maximal and versatile repression in Dpp signalling. EMBO J. 2001;20:5725-36 pubmed
    ..Our results show that Brk utilizes multiple means to repress its endogenous target genes, allowing repression of a multitude of complex Dpp target promoters. ..
  8. Christian J. BMP, Wnt and Hedgehog signals: how far can they go?. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2000;12:244-9 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, recent studies suggest that variations in the signaling range of these molecules may be due to tissue-specific differences in intracellular processing or tissue-restricted expression of binding proteins. ..
  9. Ashe H. BMP signalling: synergy and feedback create a step gradient. Curr Biol. 2005;15:R375-7 pubmed
    ..More than a decade ago, genetic evidence predicted the existence of a Dpp gradient in the early Drosophila embryo. Two recent studies finally reveal Dpp distribution, providing further insights into the mechanism of BMP gradient formation. ..
  10. Lepage T, Ghiglione C, Gache C. Spatial and temporal expression pattern during sea urchin embryogenesis of a gene coding for a protease homologous to the human protein BMP-1 and to the product of the Drosophila dorsal-ventral patterning gene tolloid. Development. 1992;114:147-63 pubmed
    ..a protease described as a factor involved in bone formation, and as the recently characterized product of the tolloid gene which is required for correct dorsal-ventral patterning of the Drosophila embryo...
  11. Childs S, O Connor M. Two domains of the tolloid protein contribute to its unusual genetic interaction with decapentaplegic. Dev Biol. 1994;162:209-20 pubmed
    The zygotic dorsal-ventral patterning gene tolloid (tld) exhibits a complex structure consisting of an N-terminal domain with sequence similarity to the astacin family of metalloproteases and a C-terminal domain composed of two EGF-like ..
  12. Arora K, Nusslein Volhard C. Altered mitotic domains reveal fate map changes in Drosophila embryos mutant for zygotic dorsoventral patterning genes. Development. 1992;114:1003-24 pubmed
    ..and shrew affect cell division only in the dorsalmost cells corresponding to the amnioserosa, while the genes tolloid, screw and decapentaplegic (dpp) affect divisions in both the prospective amnioserosa and the dorsal epidermis...
  13. Shimmi O, Umulis D, Othmer H, O Connor M. Facilitated transport of a Dpp/Scw heterodimer by Sog/Tsg leads to robust patterning of the Drosophila blastoderm embryo. Cell. 2005;120:873-86 pubmed
    ..Finally, we demonstrate mathematically that heterodimer levels can be less sensitive to changes in gene dosage than homodimers, thereby providing further selective advantage for using heterodimers as morphogens...
  14. Holmqvist P, Boija A, Philip P, Crona F, Stenberg P, Mannervik M. Preferential genome targeting of the CBP co-activator by Rel and Smad proteins in early Drosophila melanogaster embryos. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002769 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that CBP occupancy in Drosophila embryos preferentially overlaps factors controlling dorso-ventral patterning and that CBP binds silent genes without causing histone hyperacetylation. ..
  15. Thisse C, Thisse B. Dorsoventral development of the Drosophila embryo is controlled by a cascade of transcriptional regulators. Dev Suppl. 1992;:173-81 pubmed
    ..In addition, in cultured cells twist has been shown to be a transcriptional activator. Thus, the first events of embryonic development along the D/V axis are controlled at the transcriptional level. ..
  16. Belvin M, Jin Y, Anderson K. Cactus protein degradation mediates Drosophila dorsal-ventral signaling. Genes Dev. 1995;9:783-93 pubmed
  17. Marques G, Musacchio M, Shimell M, Wünnenberg Stapleton K, Cho K, O Connor M. Production of a DPP activity gradient in the early Drosophila embryo through the opposing actions of the SOG and TLD proteins. Cell. 1997;91:417-26 pubmed
    ..Among these molecules, Tolloid, a putative metalloprotease related to BMP-1, enhances DPP function, while SOG, an ortholog of the Xenopus ..
  18. Nguyen M, Park S, Marques G, Arora K. Interpretation of a BMP activity gradient in Drosophila embryos depends on synergistic signaling by two type I receptors, SAX and TKV. Cell. 1998;95:495-506 pubmed
    ..Further, we show that the extracellular protein SOG can antagonize SCW, thus limiting its ability to augment DPP signaling in a graded manner. ..
  19. Rushlow C, Levine M. Role of the zerknüllt gene in dorsal-ventral pattern formation in Drosophila. Adv Genet. 1990;27:277-307 pubmed
  20. Nguyen T, Jamal J, Shimell M, Arora K, O Connor M. Characterization of tolloid-related-1: a BMP-1-like product that is required during larval and pupal stages of Drosophila development. Dev Biol. 1994;166:569-86 pubmed
    The Drosophila tolloid (tld) gene product belongs to a family of developmentally important proteins that includes bone morphogenetic protein-1 (BMP-1)...
  21. Mason E, Konrad K, Webb C, Marsh J. Dorsal midline fate in Drosophila embryos requires twisted gastrulation, a gene encoding a secreted protein related to human connective tissue growth factor. Genes Dev. 1994;8:1489-501 pubmed
    ..We propose that dorsal midline cell fate is specified by the combination of both a TSG and a DPP signal to which the dorsal midline cells are uniquely competent to respond. ..
  22. Yu K, Srinivasan S, Shimmi O, Biehs B, Rashka K, Kimelman D, et al. Processing of the Drosophila Sog protein creates a novel BMP inhibitory activity. Development. 2000;127:2143-54 pubmed vivo processing of Sog can be duplicated in vitro by treating Sog with a combination of the metalloprotease Tolloid (Tld) plus Twisted Gastrulation (Tsg), another extracellular factor involved in Dpp signaling...
  23. Patthy L. Genome evolution and the evolution of exon-shuffling--a review. Gene. 1999;238:103-14 pubmed
  24. Cho K, Blitz I. BMPs, Smads and metalloproteases: extracellular and intracellular modes of negative regulation. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1998;8:443-9 pubmed
    ..Recent findings in Drosophila and vertebrates suggest that BMP signaling can be modulated extracellularly and intracellularly by the availability of BMP inhibitors and Smads, respectively. ..
  25. Dorfman R, Shilo B. Biphasic activation of the BMP pathway patterns the Drosophila embryonic dorsal region. Development. 2001;128:965-72 pubmed
    ..of pMad requires the ligand Screw (Scw), the Short gastrulation (Sog) protein, and cleavage of their complex by Tolloid (Tld). When the inhibitory activity of Sog is removed, Mad phosphorylation is expanded...
  26. Jones C, Smith J. Inductive signals. Revolving vertebrates. Curr Biol. 1995;5:574-6 pubmed
    ..An old idea about the relationship between arthropod and vertebrate body plans has been given new life by studies of the signalling genes controlling dorsal and ventral development in Drosophila and Xenopus. ..
  27. Umulis D, Serpe M, O Connor M, Othmer H. Robust, bistable patterning of the dorsal surface of the Drosophila embryo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:11613-8 pubmed
    ..bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), their receptors, the BMP-binding proteins Sog and Tsg, the metalloprotease Tld, and a putative, positively regulated component that locally enhances surface binding of BMPs within the region of ..
  28. Mrinal N, Tomar A, Nagaraju J. Role of sequence encoded ?B DNA geometry in gene regulation by Dorsal. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011;39:9574-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, we identified and characterized putative repressor motifs in Dl-target genes, which can potentially aid in functional annotation of Dorsal gene regulatory network. ..
  29. Saunders R, Avides M, Howard T, Gonzalez C, Glover D. The Drosophila gene abnormal spindle encodes a novel microtubule-associated protein that associates with the polar regions of the mitotic spindle. J Cell Biol. 1997;137:881-90 pubmed
    ..required for normal spindle structure and function in Drosophila melanogaster, lies immediately adjacent the gene tolloid at 96A/B. It encodes a 220-kD polypeptide with a predicted pI of 10.8...
  30. Serpe M, Umulis D, Ralston A, Chen J, Olson D, Avanesov A, et al. The BMP-binding protein Crossveinless 2 is a short-range, concentration-dependent, biphasic modulator of BMP signaling in Drosophila. Dev Cell. 2008;14:940-53 pubmed publisher
    ..We also find that Cv-2 expression is controlled by BMP signaling, and these combined properties enable Cv-2 to exquisitely tune BMP signaling. ..
  31. Bier E. Anti-neural-inhibition: a conserved mechanism for neural induction. Cell. 1997;89:681-4 pubmed
  32. Yip M, Lamka M, Lipshitz H. Control of germ-band retraction in Drosophila by the zinc-finger protein HINDSIGHT. Development. 1997;124:2129-41 pubmed
    ..Second, hindsight might function both to maintain the amnioserosa and to regulate chemical signaling from the amnioserosa to the epidermal ectoderm, thus coordinating the cell shape changes and movements that drive germ-band retraction...
  33. Ip Y. Transcriptional regulation. Converting an activator into a repressor. Curr Biol. 1995;5:1-3 pubmed
    ..Dorsoventral patterning in Drosophila requires the Dorsal morphogen to act as both an activator and a repressor of transcription: an HMG1-like protein may serve to switch Dorsal from one to the other. ..
  34. Courey A, Huang J. The establishment and interpretation of transcription factor gradients in the Drosophila embryo. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1995;1261:1-18 pubmed
  35. Nakayama T, Cui Y, Christian J. Regulation of BMP/Dpp signaling during embryonic development. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2000;57:943-56 pubmed
    ..Recent studies have shown that the BMP signal transduction cascade can be modulated at every step of this process. ..
  36. Rusch J, Levine M. Regulation of a dpp target gene in the Drosophila embryo. Development. 1997;124:303-11 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that dpp regulates multiple transcription factors, which function synergistically to specify the amnioserosa. ..
  37. Arora K, Dai H, Kazuko S, Jamal J, O Connor M, Letsou A, et al. The Drosophila schnurri gene acts in the Dpp/TGF beta signaling pathway and encodes a transcription factor homologous to the human MBP family. Cell. 1995;81:781-90 pubmed
    ..Genetic interactions and the strikingly similar phenotypes of mutations in shn and the dpp receptors encoded by thick veins and punt suggest that shn plays a downstream role in dpp signaling. ..
  38. Wall N, Hogan B. TGF-beta related genes in development. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1994;4:517-22 pubmed
  39. Ray R, Wharton K. Twisted perspective: new insights into extracellular modulation of BMP signaling during development. Cell. 2001;104:801-4 pubmed
  40. Shenk M, Steele R. A molecular snapshot of the metazoan 'Eve'. Trends Biochem Sci. 1993;18:459-63 pubmed
    ..We use the distributions of classes of transcription factors, signal transduction systems and other molecular innovations among metazoan phyla to infer some of the characteristics of the first animals. ..
  41. Mason E, Williams S, Grotendorst G, Marsh J. Combinatorial signaling by Twisted Gastrulation and Decapentaplegic. Mech Dev. 1997;64:61-75 pubmed
    ..The interaction between TSG and DPP defines a novel type of combinatorial synergism. ..
  42. Ashe H. BMP signalling: visualisation of the Sog protein gradient. Curr Biol. 2002;12:R273-5 pubmed
    ..Direct visualisation in the Drosophila embryo of Sog, a Dpp/Scw inhibitor, has now revealed a graded distribution established by degradation and endocytosis. ..
  43. Kirov N, Childs S, O Connor M, Rushlow C. The Drosophila dorsal morphogen represses the tolloid gene by interacting with a silencer element. Mol Cell Biol. 1994;14:713-22 pubmed
    ..Here we analyze the interaction of DL with another one of its repressed targets, the tolloid (tld) gene...
  44. Jacobs H, Knoblich J, Lehner C. Drosophila Cyclin B3 is required for female fertility and is dispensable for mitosis like Cyclin B. Genes Dev. 1998;12:3741-51 pubmed
    ..However, both are required for female fertility and Cyclin B also for male fertility. ..
  45. Bier E. Developmental biology. A unity of opposites. Nature. 1999;398:375-6 pubmed
  46. Podos S, Ferguson E. Morphogen gradients: new insights from DPP. Trends Genet. 1999;15:396-402 pubmed
    ..These reports identity additional genes and genetic circuitry necessary for this patterning system, and they highlight variations that might reflect developmental constraints within individual target cell fields. ..
  47. Padgett R, Das P, Krishna S. TGF-beta signaling, Smads, and tumor suppressors. Bioessays. 1998;20:382-90 pubmed
    ..Thus, genetic and biochemical studies suggest a very simple signaling pathway, in which Smads are the primary downstream participant. ..
  48. Sanchez -, van Helden J -, Thieffry -. Establishement of the dorso-ventral pattern during embryonic development of drosophila melanogasater: a logical analysis. J Theor Biol. 1997;189:377-89 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, it is predicted that if the gene snail shows autoregulation, this will not be crucial for the determination of the embryonic D-V pattern. Copyright 1997 Academic Press Limited Copyright 1997 Academic Press Limited ..
  49. Biehs B, Francois V, Bier E. The Drosophila short gastrulation gene prevents Dpp from autoactivating and suppressing neurogenesis in the neuroectoderm. Genes Dev. 1996;10:2922-34 pubmed
  50. Rusch J, Levine M. Threshold responses to the dorsal regulatory gradient and the subdivision of primary tissue territories in the Drosophila embryo. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1996;6:416-23 pubmed
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    ..Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, discoveries made in Xenopus, as most of our progress in understanding the ectodermal patterning is obtained from studies using this organism. ..
  52. Umulis D, Shimmi O, O Connor M, Othmer H. Organism-scale modeling of early Drosophila patterning via bone morphogenetic proteins. Dev Cell. 2010;18:260-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrate that using bioimages to build and optimize a three-dimensional model provides significant insights into mechanisms that guide tissue patterning. ..
  53. Campos Ortega J. The genetics of the Drosophila achaete-scute gene complex: a historical appraisal. Int J Dev Biol. 1998;42:291-7 pubmed
    ..Due to their intricate organization, these genes have occupied geneticists and developmental biologists for many years. Here, genetic studies on the complex are discussed from a historical point of view. ..
  54. Jazwinska A, Rushlow C, Roth S. The role of brinker in mediating the graded response to Dpp in early Drosophila embryos. Development. 1999;126:3323-34 pubmed
    ..Low-level target genes, like dpp itself, tolloid and early zerknüllt, show strong ectopic expression in ventrolateral regions of brk mutant embryos; intermediate-..
  55. Ross J, Shimmi O, Vilmos P, Petryk A, Kim H, Gaudenz K, et al. Twisted gastrulation is a conserved extracellular BMP antagonist. Nature. 2001;410:479-83 pubmed
    ..We show that Tsgs from different species are functionally equivalent, and conclude that Tsg is a conserved protein that functions with SOG/chordin to antagonize BMP signalling. ..
  56. Adamson A, Shearn A. Molecular genetic analysis of Drosophila ash2, a member of the trithorax group required for imaginal disc pattern formation. Genetics. 1996;144:621-33 pubmed
    ..The ash2 gene is located in cytogenetic region 96A17-19 flanked by slowpoke and tolloid and is included in a cosmid that contains part of slowpoke. The ash2 transcript is 2...
  57. Weinmaster G. Reprolysins and astacins...alive, alive-o. Science. 1998;279:336-7 pubmed
  58. Fritsch C, Lanfear R, Ray R. Rapid evolution of a novel signalling mechanism by concerted duplication and divergence of a BMP ligand and its extracellular modulators. Dev Genes Evol. 2010;220:235-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrate the plasticity of the BMP pathway not only in evolving new family members and new functions but also new signalling modes by redeploying key regulators in the pathway. ..
  59. Serpe M, Ralston A, Blair S, O Connor M. Matching catalytic activity to developmental function: tolloid-related processes Sog in order to help specify the posterior crossvein in the Drosophila wing. Development. 2005;132:2645-56 pubmed
    The Drosophila tolloid (tld) and tolloid related (tlr) gene products belong to a family of developmentally important proteases that includes Bone Morphogenetic Protein 1 (Bmp1)...
  60. Ranz J, Caceres M, Ruiz A. Comparative mapping of cosmids and gene clones from a 1.6 Mb chromosomal region of Drosophila melanogaster in three species of the distantly related subgenus Drosophila. Chromosoma. 1999;108:32-43 pubmed
    ..Finally, our data indicate significant statistical differences in the evolution rate of Muller's element E among lineages, a result that agrees well with the previous cytogenetic data. ..
  61. Raftery L, Sutherland D. Gradients and thresholds: BMP response gradients unveiled in Drosophila embryos. Trends Genet. 2003;19:701-8 pubmed
    ..The transition between two gradients of different shape yields new insights into the progression of Drosophila dorsal-ventral patterning and raises new issues about the mechanisms of gradient formation. ..
  62. Francois V, Solloway M, O Neill J, Emery J, Bier E. Dorsal-ventral patterning of the Drosophila embryo depends on a putative negative growth factor encoded by the short gastrulation gene. Genes Dev. 1994;8:2602-16 pubmed
    ..These putative soluble Sog peptides may then diffuse into the dorsal region to antagonize the activity of Dpp, leading to the subdivision of the dorsal territory into amnioserosa and dorsal ectoderm. ..
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    ..Twisted Gastrulation has now been added to the list of proteins that regulate the activity of these molecules, providing new insights into how BMPs are made available to their signalling receptors. ..
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    ..Gro insufficiency during oogenesis can be explained by its downregulation in Brk-expressing cells through phosphorylation downstream of EGFR signaling. ..
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    ..These results are consistent with the gradual evolution of hybrid incompatibilities as a by-product of genetic divergence in allopatric populations...
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    ..Possible mechanisms of a "large X" effect include selective fixation of new mutations that are recessive or partially recessive and the evolution of sex-ratio distortion systems...
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    ..Whereas spz and tld belong to the genes inducing differentiation patterns in the embryo, yeti induces cell overgrowth...
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    ..For example, Tolloid (Tld)-like metalloproteases cleave vertebrate BMP-binding proteins called Chordins constitutively, while the ..
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    ..1, 868-879). Here we describe the phenotypes caused by alleles of another of this set of genes, tolloid, and show that tolloid is required for dorsal, but not dorsolateral, pattern...
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    ..Because these signaling pathway components are all conserved, these observations should shed light on how BMP signaling is modulated in vertebrate development. ..
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    ..These results provide insight into the molecular components influencing visual long-term memory and facilitate further studies on the roles of identified genes in memory formation. ..
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    ..As neither of these regions has been previously implicated in dpp function, we propose that each of the deficiencies removes a novel factor or factors required for dpp function. ..
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    Drosophila tolloid (TLD) is a member of a family of proteinases that play important roles in development and includes mammalian tolloid (mTLD) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-1...
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    Members of the Tolloid family of metalloproteinases liberate BMPs from inhibitory complexes to regulate BMP gradient formation during embryonic dorsal-ventral axis patterning...