Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 7 July 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 27, p. nf64
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.27.nf64]


Spiraling Toward Death

Swirly mitochondria are associated with flies' demise

Mary Beckman

Abstract: Cinnamon rolls are bad for dieters, and mitochondria that resemble cinnamon rolls don't do fruit flies any favors, either. Insects that accumulate these abnormal structures die early, new research shows. The swirls arise in response to oxidative stress and as flies age, offering researchers a visible marker for both processes.

Citation: M. Beckman, Spiraling Toward Death. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (27), nf64 (2004).

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