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Research Article

The Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E Regulates the Sex-Specific Expression of the Master Switch Gene Sxl in Drosophila melanogaster

  • Patricia L. Graham,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Judith L. Yanowitz,

    Affiliation: Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jill K. M. Penn,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Girish Deshpande,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Paul Schedl mail

    pschedl@princeton.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Published: July 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002185

About the Authors

Patricia L. Graham, Jill K. M. Penn, Girish Deshpande, Paul Schedl
Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Judith L. Yanowitz
Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pschedl@princeton.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PLG JLY JKMP GD. Performed the experiments: PLG JLY JKMP GD. Analyzed the data: PLG JLY JKMP GD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PLG JLY JKMP GD. Wrote the paper: PLG JLY PS.