|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-041216-2|
Formation of the retinotectal projection requires Esrom, an ortholog of PAM (protein associated with Myc)
D'Souza, J., Hendricks, M., Le Guyader, S., Subburaju, S., Grunewald, B., Scholich, K., and Jesuthasan, S.
|Source:||Development (Cambridge, England) 132(2): 247-256 (Journal)|
|Registered Authors:||Grunewald, Barbara, Jesuthasan, Suresh, Le Guyader, Sylvie, Subburaju, Sivan|
|Keywords:||Retinotectal projection, Topographic mapping, Fasciculation, Axon branching, Visual system, Zebrafish|
|PubMed:||15590740 Full text @ Development|
D'Souza, J., Hendricks, M., Le Guyader, S., Subburaju, S., Grunewald, B., Scholich, K., and Jesuthasan, S. (2005) Formation of the retinotectal projection requires Esrom, an ortholog of PAM (protein associated with Myc). Development (Cambridge, England). 132(2):247-256.
ABSTRACTVisual system development is dependent on correct interpretation of cues that direct growth cone migration and axon branching. Mutations in the zebrafish esrom gene disrupt bundling and targeting of retinal axons, and also cause ectopic arborization. By positional cloning, we establish that esrom encodes a very large protein orthologous to PAM (protein associated with Myc)/Highwire/RPM-1. Unlike motoneurons in Drosophila highwire mutants, retinal axons in esrom mutants do not arborize excessively, indicating that Esrom has different functions in the vertebrate visual system. We show here that Esrom has E3 ligase activity and modulates the amount of phosphorylated Tuberin, a tumor suppressor, in growth cones. These data identify a mediator of signal transduction in retinal growth cones, which is required for topographic map formation.