A Caltech Library Service

Sequence analysis and neuronal expression of fasciclin I in grasshopper and drosophila

Zinn, Kai and McAllister, Linda B. and Goodman, Corey S. (1988) Sequence analysis and neuronal expression of fasciclin I in grasshopper and drosophila. Cell, 53 (4). pp. 577-587. ISSN 0092-8674. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(88)90574-0.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


The fasciclin I, II, and III glycoproteins are expressed on different subsets of axon bundles (fascicles) in insect embryos and are thus candidates for surface recognition molecules involved in growth cone guidance. Here we present the sequence of grasshopper fasciclin I and the identification and sequence of the Drosophila fasciclin I homolog. In both species, fasciclin I appears to be an extrinsic membrane protein with a signal sequence but no transmembrane region; the protein comprises four homologous domains of approximately 150 amino acids each. Antibodies against Drosophila fasciclin I reveal that it is expressed on the surface of a subset of commissural axon pathways in the embryonic central nervous system and on all sensory axon pathways in the peripheral nervous system. This pattern of expression is similar to that in grasshopper.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Zinn, Kai0000-0002-6706-5605
Additional Information:© 1988 Cell Press. Received February 11, 1988. We thank Zaida Traquina for excellent technical assistance, Tom Elkins for help with histochemistry, he and Todd Laverty for doing the polytene chromosome in situ work, Ken Burtis for his codon bias program, Allen Harrelson and Michael Bastiani for the grasshopper embryo photographs (Figures 8A and 8C), Russell Doolittle for help with the structural analysis, and Pamela Bjorkman, Nipam Patel, and Peter Snow for helpful discussions. This work was supported by a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship (K. Z.), a National Institute of Health (NIH) MSTP Traineeship (L. M.), and grants from the NIH, McKnight Foundation, and March-of-Dimes Birth Defects Foundation (C. S. G.). The costs of publication of this article were defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. This article must therefore be hereby marked "advertisement" in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Section 1734 solely to indicate this fact.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Helen Hay Whitney FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NIH Predoctoral FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
McKnight FoundationUNSPECIFIED
March of Dimes Birth Defects FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:4
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20160513-110835365
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Kai Zinn, Linda McAllister, Corey S. Goodman, Sequence analysis and neuronal expression of fasciclin I in grasshopper and drosophila, Cell, Volume 53, Issue 4, 1988, Pages 577-587, ISSN 0092-8674, (
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:67075
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 May 2016 18:42
Last Modified:11 Nov 2021 00:26

Repository Staff Only: item control page