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Research Article

A Novel Ecdysone Receptor Mediates Steroid-Regulated Developmental Events during the Mid-Third Instar of Drosophila

  • Benjamin F. B. Costantino,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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  • Daniel K. Bricker,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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  • Kelly Alexandre,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Kate Shen,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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  • John R. Merriam,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Christophe Antoniewski,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Jenna L. Callender,

    Affiliation: Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health Research, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Vincent C. Henrich,

    Affiliation: Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health Research, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Asaf Presente,

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Andrew J. Andres mail

    andrew.andres@unlv.edu

    Affiliation: School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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  • Published: June 20, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000102

About the Authors

Benjamin F. B. Costantino, Daniel K. Bricker, Kelly Alexandre, Kate Shen, Asaf Presente, Andrew J. Andres
School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
John R. Merriam
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Christophe Antoniewski
Department of Developmental Biology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Jenna L. Callender, Vincent C. Henrich
Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health Research, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: andrew.andres@unlv.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM AA. Performed the experiments: BC DB KA KS AP AA. Analyzed the data: BC DB AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JM CA JC VH. Wrote the paper: BC AA.