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Gene Review

slif  -  slimfast

Drosophila melanogaster

Synonyms: CG11128, Dmel\CG11128, Slif
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Biological context of slif

  • Remarkably, downregulation of slimfast specifically within the fat body causes a global growth defect similar to that seen in Drosophila raised under poor nutritional conditions [2].


  1. Amino acids and the humoral regulation of growth: fat bodies use slimfast. Bradley, G.L., Leevers, S.J. Cell (2003) [Pubmed]
  2. A nutrient sensor mechanism controls Drosophila growth. Colombani, J., Raisin, S., Pantalacci, S., Radimerski, T., Montagne, J., Léopold, P. Cell (2003) [Pubmed]
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