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Dual role for Jumu in the control of hematopoietic progenitors in the Drosophila lymph gland

  1. Yangguang Hao
  2. Lihua Jin  Is a corresponding author
  1. Northeast Forestry University, China
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Cite this article as: eLife 2017;6:e25094 doi: 10.7554/eLife.25094

Abstract

The Drosophila lymph gland is a hematopoietic organ in which the maintenance of hematopoietic progenitor cell fate relies on intrinsic factors and extensive interaction with cells within a microenvironment. The posterior signaling center (PSC) is required for maintaining the balance between progenitors and their differentiation into mature hemocytes. Moreover, some factors from the progenitors cell-autonomously control blood cell differentiation. Here, we show that Jumeau (Jumu), a member of the forkhead (Fkh) transcription factor family, controls hemocyte differentiation of lymph gland through multiple regulatory mechanisms. Jumu maintains the proper differentiation of prohemocytes by cell-autonomously regulating the expression of Col in medullary zone and by non-cell-autonomously preventing the generation of expanded PSC cells. Jumu can also cell-autonomously control the proliferation of PSC cells through positive regulation of dMyc expression. We also show that a deficiency of jumu throughout the lymph gland can induce the differentiation of lamellocytes via activating Toll signaling.

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  1. Yangguang Hao

    Department of Genetics, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
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  2. Lihua Jin

    Department of Genetics, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
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National Natural Science Foundation of China (General Program 31270923)

  • Lihua Jin

The funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.

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  1. Utpal Banerjee, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

Publication history

  1. Received: January 13, 2017
  2. Accepted: March 20, 2017
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: March 28, 2017 (version 1)
  4. Accepted Manuscript updated: April 3, 2017 (version 2)
  5. Version of Record published: April 13, 2017 (version 3)

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© 2017, Hao & Jin

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