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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Loss of the phospholipase C gene product induces massive endocytosis of rhodopsin and arrestin in Drosophila photoreceptors.

Previously we have shown that a subset of visual transduction mutants in Drosophila melanogaster induce the formation of stable complexes between rhodopsin and arrestin. One such mutant is in a visual system-specific phospholipase C (PLC). The rhodopsin/arrestin complexes generated in PLC mutants induce massive retinal degeneration. Here we demonstrate that both arrestin and rhodopsin undergo light-dependent endocytosis in a PLC mutant background. Interestingly, the internalized rhodopsin is rapidly degraded, but the arrestin is fully stable. The data are discussed with respect to mechanisms of arrestin-mediated endocytosis and human retinal disease.[1]


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