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[Drosophila] purple mutant

Schulze, Karen Lynn via dros%40net.bio.net (by kschulze from bcm.edu)
Tue Nov 6 07:38:36 EST 2012

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http://flybase.org/reports/FBgn0003141.html - this is the entry for purple

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Karen Schulze
Bellen Lab Manager
HHMI - Baylor College of Medicine
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
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From: dros-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [dros-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Mark Thorson [nospam from sonic.net]
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 6:12 PM
To: bionet-drosophila from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Drosophila] purple mutant

Does anyone know of a good reference describing the
disturbance in pterin synthesis in the purple mutant?
I didn't find much from Google.  The only detailed
information I've found says it produces two forms
of the 6-pyruvoyl-tetrahydrobiopterin synthase mRNA
with different promoters but the same reading frame.
I'd like to know what the consequences of this are
in terms of what pterins are over- and under-produced.
Is 6-pyruvoyl-tetrahydrobiopterin the purple pigment?
How are the downstream pterins affected?  I'm curious
whether anyone has crossed this with sepia mutant
and what happens when you do.

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