Monthly Archives: April 2014

Protein of the week- EASTER

Since it isn’t very long until Easter I had a look at an interesting protein named EASTER. Of course EASTER was discovered in Drosophila melanogaster. It is a maternal gene translated in the developing embryo, where it cleaves proSPAETZLE to activate SPAETZLE, which in turn establishes the dorsoventral axis of the embryo. EASTER is just […]