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Research Article

Phosphorylation of the Drosophila melanogaster RNA–Binding Protein HOW by MAPK/ERK Enhances Its Dimerization and Activity

  • Ronit Nir,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Rona Grossman,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Ze'ev Paroush,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Talila Volk mail

    lgvolk@weizmann.ac.il

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Published: March 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002632

About the Authors

Ronit Nir, Talila Volk
Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Rona Grossman, Ze'ev Paroush
Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: lgvolk@weizmann.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RN TV ZP. Performed the experiments: RN RG. Analyzed the data: RN TV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RN TV RG. Wrote the paper: RN TV ZP.