BACKGROUND:Sox proteins encompass an evolutionarily conserved family of transcription factors with critical roles in animal development and stem cell biology. In common with vertebrates, the Drosophila group B proteins SoxNeuro and Dichaete are involved in central nervous system development, where they play both similar and unique roles in gene regulation. Sox genes show extensive functional redundancy across metazoans, but the molecular basis underpinning functional compensation mechanisms at t ...[more]
Project description:Dichaete is a developmentally important transcription factor, known to be involved in basic biological processes including segmentation and nervous system development among others. The aim of this experiment was to gain further insight into the role of Dichaete during early embryogenesis, by finding out where in the genome it's binding using the DamID technique. 3 independent biological replicates. Embryos between 2-7 h old were collected. The sample embryos contained a Dichaete-Dam methylase fusion, while the control embryos had a Dam methylase only to simulate the background level of methylation not specific to transcription factor binding.
Project description:We used DamID-seq to analyze the genome-wide binding patterns of the group B Sox proteins Dichaete and SoxNeuro in four species of Drosophila: D. melanogaster, D. simulans, D. yakuba and D. pseudoobscura. Both binding site turnover between species and a comparison of the binding properties of the two partially-redundant transcription factors were analyzed. We found that, despite widespread turnover, genomic intervals that are commonly bound by both Dichaete and SoxNeuro are highly conserved in Drosophila. DamID for Dichaete (Dichaete-Dam) was performed in D. melanogaster, D. simulans, D. yakuba and D. pseudoobscura, while DamID for SoxNeuro (SoxN-Dam) was performed in D. melanogaster and D. simulans. The control experiment, Dam-only, was performed in all species. Three biological replicates were sequenced for each condition in each species.
Project description:Dichaete is a developmentally important transcription factor, known to be involved in basic biological processes including segmentation and nervous system development among others. The aim of this experiment was to gain further insight into the role of Dichaete during early embryogenesis, by looking at the disruption of gene expression in Dichaete mutants. Stage 10-11 embryos (5 and 7.5 hours after egg laying) from a cross between Dr72/TM3, twi-GAL4 UAS-Gfp Dr513/TM3, twi-GAL4 UAS-Gfp, were hand picked under a fluorescence dissecting microscope. GFP negative homozygous Dichaete mutant embryos and their heterozygous single GFP positive siblings were collected and approximately 150 embryos per sample were stored frozen in Trizol
Project description:Drosophila PTB (Polypyrimidine Tract-binding protein dmPTB) regulates dorso-ventral patterning genes in embryos Comparison of wild type (yw genotype) and PTB mutant (heph03429) drosophila embryos
Project description:These experiments measure genome-wide RNA Pol II binding in precisely staged wild-type embryos at five time points spanning the maternal to zygotic transition (nuclear cycles 12 through 14) of Drosophila melanogaster. In addition, RNA Pol II binding at nuclear cycle 13 is measured in embryos mutant for either mei-41/ATR or zelda. To correlate RNA Pol II binding with replication stress, genome-wide profiles of Replication protein A (70kDa subunit, RpA-70 EGFP) were generated in parallel with RNA Pol II for both wild-type and zelda at nuclear cycle 13. Two replicates each for 5 time points for wild type RNA Pol II. Two replicates for mei-41 RNA Pol II, nuclear cycle 13. Two replicates for zelda RNA Pol II, nuclear cycle 13. Two replicates each for Rpa70-EGFP in wild-type or zelda, nuclear cycle 13, matched to the corresponding RNA Pol II sample.
Project description:This SuperSeries is composed of the following subset Series: GSE25831: Fed L1 larvae total RNA levels by microarray GSE25833: Examination of DPY-30, DPY-27, SDC-3, DPY-26, MIX-1, SMC-4, ASH-2, RNA Polymerase II binding in wild type embryos, DCC mutant embryos, and wild type fed L1 larvae GSE25877: Comparison of DPY-27 binding in embryos and fed L1 larvae Refer to individual Series
Project description:We report the m6A methylation maps of zebrafish embryos during early development, and transcriptome-wide changes occured in ythdf2 LOF mutant embryos. Our study reveals the m6A-dependent RNA decay as a previously unidentified maternal mode mechanism to regulate maternal mRNA clearance during zebrafish MZT, highlighting the critical role of the m6A mRNA methylation in animal development. Overall design: m6A-seq of mRNA from zebrafish embryos at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 h.p.f.; mRNA-seq of wild-type and maternal ythdf2-null mutant embryos at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 h.p.f.; mRNA-seq of embryos injected with control or ythdf2-MO at 4 h.p.f.; mRNA-seq of wild-type and maternal-zygotic ythdf2-null mutant embryos at 6, 8, 12, 24 h.p.f; and mRNA-seq of wild-type and maternal ythdf2-null mutant embryos injected with control or ythdf2-MO at 24, 36, 48 h.p.f. Replicate of each seq is also included.