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Role of CYP311A1 in wing development of Drosophila melanogaster

Xubo Zhang
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Mengqi Liu
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Andi Cheng
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Bernard Moussian
Jianzhen Zhang
Wei Dong


Lipid homeostasis is crucial for growth and development of organisms. Several cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYPs) are involved in lipid metabolism. The function of Cyp311a1 in the anterior midgut as a regulator of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster has been demonstrated, as depletion of Cyp311a1 caused larval growth arrest that was partially rescued by supplying PE. In this study, we investigated the role of CYP311A1 in wing morphogenesis in Drosophila . Using the GAL4‐UAS system, Cyp311a1 was selectively knocked down in the wing disc. A deformed wing phenotype was observed in flies with reduced Cyp311a1 transcripts. BODIPY and oil red O staining revealed a reduction of neutral lipids in the wing disc after the depletion of Cyp311a1 . In addition, we observed an enhanced sensitivity to Eosin Y penetration in the wings of Cyp311a1 knocked‐down flies. Moreover, the reduction of CYP311A1 function in developing wings does not affect cell proliferation and apoptosis, but entails disordered Phalloidin or Cadherin distribution, suggesting an abnormal cell morphology and cell cortex structure in wing epithelial cells. Taken together, our results suggest that Cyp311a1 is needed for wing morphogenesis by participating in lipid assembly and cell homeostasis.
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hal-04594377 , version 1 (30-05-2024)



Xubo Zhang, Mengqi Liu, Andi Cheng, Bernard Moussian, Jianzhen Zhang, et al.. Role of CYP311A1 in wing development of Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Science, 2024, ⟨10.1111/1744-7917.13342⟩. ⟨hal-04594377⟩
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