Fly Models of Human Diseases

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Academic Press, Jan 2, 2017 - Science - 454 pages
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Fly Models of Human Diseases provides users with a comprehensive survey on fly models of human diseases in the field of developmental biology. It is ideal for researchers in animal and plant development, and for students and professionals working in a variety of fields related to the topic.
  • Covers all aspects of fly models of human diseases
  • Includes contributions from an International board of authors
  • Provides a comprehensive set of reviews, covering such topics as cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and biological significance
 

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Contents

Drosophila as a Model for Human DiseasesFocus on Innate Immunity in Barrier Epithelia
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Drosophila Melanogaster as a Model of Muscle Degeneration Disorders
83
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Pathogenesis Converges on Defects in Protein Homeostasis Associated with TDP
111
Mechanisms of Parkinsons Disease Lessons from Drosophila
173
Neurotoxicity Pathways in Drosophila Models of the Polyglutamine Disorders
201
AxGxE Using Flies to Interrogate the Complex Etiology of Neurodegenerative Disease
225
Unraveling the Neurobiology of Sleep and Sleep Disorders Using Drosophila
253
Modeling Human Cancers in Drosophila
287
StemCellBased Tumorigenesis in Adult Drosophila
311
The Drosophila Accessory Gland as a Model for Prostate Cancer and Other Pathologies
339
Drosophila melanogaster Models of Galactosemia
377
Drosophila as a Model for Diabetes and Diseases of Insulin Resistance
397
Index
421
Back Cover
435
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Leslie PIck, Entomology Department, University of Maryland, USA

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