In vivo detection of lamellocytes in Drosophila melanogaster

Viktor Honti, Éva Kurucz, Gábor Csordás, Barbara Laurinyecz, Róbert Márkus, István Andó

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Drosophila has recently become a powerful model organism for studies of innate immunity. The cellular elements of innate immunity in Drosophila, the hemocytes, have been characterized by morphological criteria, molecular markers, and cell-type-specific immunological markers. Here we suggest that an MiET1 GFP-reporter element insertion in the untranslated region of a gene (l1-atilla) - expressed in a subset of hemocytes, the lamellocytes - allows in vivo investigations of lamellocyte differentiation and facilitates genetic screens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-84
Number of pages2
JournalImmunology letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2009


  • Differentiation
  • Drosophila
  • Hemocyte
  • Hemocyte marker
  • In vivo
  • Lamellocyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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