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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (3): 399–406.
Published: 01 February 2013
... across developmental stages. In previous work, we demonstrated that the fat body of D. melanogaster larvae is important for survival of starvation stress in the young adult, and suggested that programmed cell death of the larval fat cells in the adult is important for allocation of resources for female...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (15): 2696–2702.
Published: 01 August 2012
... ). Suppression of food intake and growth by amino acids in Drosophila: the role of pumpless, a fat body expressed gene with homology to vertebrate glycine cleavage system . Development 126 , 5275 - 5284 . The impact of insulin signalling on neuronal function and circuit development is the subject of...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (4): 582–592.
Published: 15 February 2011
...) and abdominal fat body, two compartments that are linked to vitellogenin functions. Our results reveal a novel 40 kDa vitellogenin fragment in abdominal fat body tissue, the main site for vitellogenin synthesis and storage. Using MALDI-TOF combined with MS/MS mass-spectroscopy, we assign the 40 kDa...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (23): 3795–3801.
Published: 01 December 2009
... pheromone. Over an age-course of 24 days, we monitor the amount of vitellogenin stored in workers' fat body (adipose tissue). Thereafter, we track colony survival for 200 days. We demonstrate that brood rearing reduces worker vitellogenin stores and colony long-term survival. Yet also, we establish that the...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (19): 3103–3110.
Published: 01 October 2008
...K. N. Bharucha; P. Tarr; S. L. Zipursky SUMMARY The regulation of energy homeostasis is fundamental to all organisms. The Drosophila fat body serves as a repository for both triglycerides and glycogen, combining the energy storage functions of mammalian adipose and hepatic tissues, respectively...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (8): 1424–1434.
Published: 15 April 2007
... food intake according to food availability and that most defects could be genetically rescued. When food is abundant, to 1 are hyperphagic, yielding to hypertrophy of the fat body. When food reappears after a starvation period, to 1 flies do not increase their food intake as much as wild-type flies...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (6): 956–963.
Published: 15 March 2007
... of the animal and allows accumulation of energy stores, primarily in the larval fat body. In Drosophila melanogaster access to these stores during pupal development is possible because the larval fat body is preserved in the pupa as individual fat cells. These larval fat cells are refractive to...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (16): 3071–3078.
Published: 15 August 2006
... anautogenous mosquitoes are effective disease vectors. During mosquito vitellogenesis, a key process in reproduction, yolk protein precursor (YPP) gene expression is activated specifically in the fat body, the insect analogue of the vertebrate liver. We have demonstrated that blood meal derived amino acids...