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Of flies and men: insights on organismal metabolism from fruit flies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, April 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Of flies and men: insights on organismal metabolism from fruit flies
Published in
BMC Biology, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-11-38
Pubmed ID

Akhila Rajan, Norbert Perrimon


The fruit fly Drosophila has contributed significantly to our general understanding of the basic principles of signaling, cell and developmental biology, and neurobiology. However, answers to questions pertaining to energy metabolism have been so far mostly addressed in more complex model organisms such as mice. We review in this article recent studies that show how the genetic tractability and simplicity of Drosophila are being used to identify novel regulatory mechanisms at the organismal level, and to query the co-ordination between energy metabolism and other processes such as neurodegeneration, circadian rhythms, immunity, and tumor biology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 2%
United States 2 1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 172 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 34%
Researcher 41 23%
Student > Master 18 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 13 7%
Student > Bachelor 13 7%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 14 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 107 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 21%
Neuroscience 6 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 1%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 15 8%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 February 2015.
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