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- 1Canham, Lindsay C
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- 1Galenza, Anthony
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- 1MacKay, Julie Olivia.
- 1Phelps, Brian T.
Besides being the most popular drug in the world, caffeine is an attractive tool used in research to help us answer fascinating scientific questions, because caffeine impinges on a number of molecular pathways. In my research, I used caffeine to study DNA repair pathways and insect xenobiotic...
In differentiating cells, genes are silenced or transcribed through changes in chromatin organization. Active chromatin is known as euchromatin and repressive chromatin is known as heterochromatin. These active or repressive states are initiated and maintained by modifying residues of the core...
DHR51 as a coordinator of heme biosynthesis and steroid hormone production to time metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogasterDownload
Development from a juvenile to an adult animal is driven by pulses of steroid hormones released at precise developmental times. Inputs from the environment, timing cues, and nutritional factors are all coordinated to produce a steroid hormone pulse. Insects and in particular, the fruit fly...
Pulses of ecdysone, a steroid hormone, play an integral role during insect development however, how these ecdysone pulses are regulated has been relatively unexplored. I have shown that the presence of nitric oxide (NO) within the larval prothoracic gland (PG), the principal source of larval...
Interactions between diet, lifespan, metabolism, and immunity are complex but can have profound impact on human health. The Drosophila model is useful to study these interactions as many pathways and processes are highly conserved between flies and humans. In this thesis, I used the defined...