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RNA-seq analysis of POLDIP2 mutant in Drosophila melanogaster


ABSTRACT: Maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is highly conserved in metazoans. While many species eliminate paternal mtDNA during late sperm development to foster maternal inheritance, the regulatory mechanisms governing this process remain elusive. Through a large-scale genetic screen in Drosophila, we identified 47 mutant lines exhibiting substantial retention of mtDNA in mature sperm. We mapped one line to Poldip2, a gene predominantly expressed in the testis. Disruption of Poldip2 led to pronounced mtDNA retention in mature sperm and subsequent paternal transmission to progeny. Further investigation via imaging, biochemical analyses and ChIP assays revealed that POLDIP2 is a mitochondrial matrix protein capable of binding to mtDNA. Moreover, we uncovered that CLPX, a key component of the major mitochondrial protease, binds to POLDIP2 to co-regulate mtDNA elimination in Drosophila spermatids. This study shed light on the mechanisms underlying mtDNA removal during spermatogenesis, underscoring the pivotal role of this process in safeguarding maternal inheritance.

INSTRUMENT(S): Illumina NovaSeq 6000

ORGANISM(S): Drosophila melanogaster

SUBMITTER: Adam Reid 

PROVIDER: E-MTAB-14104 | biostudies-arrayexpress |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies-arrayexpress

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