- Somatic stem cell differentiation is regulated by PI3K/Tor signaling in response to local cues
Summary: Proper differentiation of somatic cyst stem cells as they move away from their niche requires an increase in PI3K/Tor signaling, downstream of Insulin receptor activation.
- The Atg1-Tor pathway regulates yolk catabolism in Drosophila embryos
Summary: The conserved Tor and autophagy metabolic sensing pathways are required for a burst of spatially regulated yolk catabolism during Drosophila cellularization.
- Compensatory branching morphogenesis of stalk cells in the Drosophila trachea
Summary: Drosophila vATPase and mTOR pathway mutants show impaired terminal cell morphogenesis in trachea, but compensatory mechanisms partially rescue tracheal architecture.