Photoreceptor cells in flies and mammals: Crumby homology?

Andrew P. Kowalczyk, Kevin Moses

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Recently, two papers have revealed a new function for the fruit fly epithelial apical membrane protein Crumbs and its mammalian homolog CRB1 in photoreceptor cell morphogenesis. This supports the previous observation that disruption of CRB1 function can cause retinal degeneration in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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