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Piper, M.D.W., Partridge, L. (2018). Drosophila as a model for ageing.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1864(9 A): 2707--2717.
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FBrf0239554
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Review
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Drosophila melanogaster has been a key model in developing our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of ageing. Of particular note is its role in establishing the evolutionary conservation of reduced insulin and IGF-1-like signaling in promoting healthy ageing. Capitalizing on its many advantages for experimentation, more recent work has revealed how precise nutritional and genetic interventions can improve fly lifespan without obvious detrimental side effects. We give a brief summary of these recent findings as well as examples of how they may modify ageing via actions in the gut and muscle. These discoveries highlight how expanding our understanding of metabolic and signaling interconnections will provide even greater insight into how these benefits may be harnessed for anti-ageing interventions.

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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta
    Title
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
    Publication Year
    1947-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0006-3002
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