Eye discs expressing Acnt.S641D.S731D display exhibit an increased number of autophagosomes.
Fat bodies of fed Acnt.S641D.S731D larvae exhibit significantly enhanced basal autophagy at early and late stages of the autophagy pathway.
Starvation conditions lead to an increase in autophagy in Acnt.S641D.S731D mutants.
Flies carrying one copy of Acnt.S641D.S731D survive significantly longer in the absence of food than wild-type flies.
Flies carrying one copy of Acnt.S641D.S731D exhibit greater longevity than control flies.