Dorsoventral Patterning: A Serpin Pinned down at Last

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Dorsoventral patterning in Drosophila has long been known to involve a cascade of proteases, held in the inactive zymogen state prior to signaling. At long last, the prediction that a protease inhibitor is involved in this pathway has been shown to be true, with the identification of a serpin that plays a key part in Drosophila embryonic patterning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R16-R18
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 6 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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