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Lsp1alpha  -  Larval serum protein 1 alpha

Drosophila melanogaster

Synonyms: CG2559, DmeLSP1a, Dmel\CG2559, Hexamerin-1-alpha, LSP 1, ...
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Biological context of Lsp1alpha

  • Our results show that the LSP1-alpha gene exhibits equivalent levels of transcripts in the two sexes when it is relocated to either an autosomal site or to an ectopic site on the X chromosome [1].


  1. The LSP1-alpha gene of Drosophila melanogaster exhibits dosage compensation when it is relocated to a different site on the X chromosome. Ghosh, S., Chatterjee, R.N., Bunick, D., Manning, J.E., Lucchesi, J.C. EMBO J. (1989) [Pubmed]
  2. The genetic and cytogenetic localization of the three structural genes coding for the major protein of drosophila larval serum. Roberts, D.B., Evans-Roberts, S. Genetics (1979) [Pubmed]
  3. Larval fat body-specific gene expression in D. melanogaster. Deutsch, J., Laval, M., Lepesant, J.A., Maschat, F., Pourrain, F., Rat, L. Dev. Genet. (1989) [Pubmed]
  4. The non-dosage compensated LSP1-alpha gene of Drosophila melanogaster lies immediately downstream of the dosage compensated L12 gene. Ghosh, S., Lucchesi, J.C., Manning, J.E. Mol. Gen. Genet. (1992) [Pubmed]
  5. A role for the adult fat body in Drosophila male courtship behavior. Lazareva, A.A., Roman, G., Mattox, W., Hardin, P.E., Dauwalder, B. PLoS Genet. (2007) [Pubmed]
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