Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 2 October 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 39, p. pe15
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.39.pe15]


Setting a Trap for Aging-Related Genes in Drosophila

John Tower

The author is in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA. E-mail: jtower{at};2002/39/pe15

Key Words: enhancer trap • Drosophila • P element • gene expression

Abstract: In the October 2002 issue of Aging Cell, Seroude et al. used an enhancer trap technique to identify Drosophila genes whose expression changes with age. In this Perspective, the author discusses the implications of these results, including the possibility of using the enhancer trap lines to identify biomarkers of aging.

Citation: J. Tower, Setting a Trap for Aging-Related Genes in Drosophila. Science's SAGE KE (2 October 2002),;2002/39/pe15

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