Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 11 August 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 32, p. nf74
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.32.nf74]


Eating Yourself to Life

Signaling mechanisms that delay death induce starvation response in fruit flies

John Davenport

Abstract: Hungry flies sometimes recycle their own cells, and new studies unearth some of the molecular intricacies behind this self-consuming tendency. Cellular cannibalism--called autophagy--slows with age in mammals, and the findings might help researchers gauge its contribution to decrepitude.

Citation: J. Davenport, Eating Yourself to Life. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (32), nf74 (2004).

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