Microtubules provide directional information for core PCP function.
Bottom Line: Consistent with previous results, we find that the Ft/Ds/Fj-module has an effect on a MT-cytoskeleton.We show Ft/Ds/Fj-dependent initial polarization of the apical MT-cytoskeleton prior to global alignment of the core-module, reveal that the anchoring of apical non-centrosomal MTs at apical junctions is polarized, observe that directional trafficking of vesicles containing Dsh depends on Ft, and demonstrate the feasibility of this model by mathematical simulation.Together, these results support the hypothesis that Ft/Ds/Fj provides a signal to orient core PCP function via MT polarization.
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Mentions: (A) Images of 7 hAPF pupal wings showing Ds staining and Dsh::GFP. Note the Ds staining projecting into the central part of the wing. High Ds expression retracts fully into the hinge around or shortly after 24 hAPF (Figure 3—figure supplement 3A,B). (B) A low magnification image of Dsh::GFP at 7 hAPF with overall polarity derived from OrientationJ showing the radial (P/D axis from wing hinge toward wing margin) pattern. Scale bar: 50 μm.
Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, United States email@example.com.