Evolution in action: giant ankyrins awake.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Reporting in Developmental Cell, Stephan et al. (2015) demonstrate critical axonal and presynaptic functions from acquisition of an enormous exon by the Drosophila ank2 gene. They propose that highly elongated ank2-XL molecules, associated with the plasma membrane through spectrin and ank2-L, extend deep into the axoplasm to promote microtubule organization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bennett, V; Walder, K

Published Date

  • April 6, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 2

PubMed ID

  • 25850669

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-1551

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.03.017


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States