Swallowing dynein: A missing link in RNA localization?

Tom Hays, Roger Karess

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Localization of bicoid messenger RNA to the anterior cortex of the developing oocyte is essential for correct anterior-posterior patterning of the Drosophila embryo. It now seems that the Swallow protein functions as an adaptor, bridging bicoid mRNA to dynein, a molecular motor that would transport the complex anteriorly along microtubules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E60-E62
JournalNature Cell Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000


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