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Lipid metabolism is essential for growth and generates much of the energy needed during periods of starvation. In Drosophila, fasting larvae release large quantities of lipid from the fat body but it is unclear how and where this is processed. Here we identify the oenocyte as the principal cell type accumulating lipid droplets during starvation.(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR alpha)-null mice were used to investigate the nature of the relationship between the normal circadian rhythm of hepatic PPAR alpha expression and the expression of the lipogenic and cholesterogenic sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP)-regulated genes, acetyl-CoA carboxylase, fatty acid(More)
Locke's view that continuants are numerically distinct from their constituting hunks of matter is popular enough to be called the " standard account ". 1 It was given its deenitive contemporary statement by David Wiggins in Sameness and Substance 2 , and has been defended by many since. Baker's interesting book contributes new arguments for this view, a new(More)
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a weight-reduction procedure resulting in rapid resolution of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The role of pancreatic islet function in this restoration of normoglycemia has not been fully elucidated. Using the diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rat model, we demonstrate that RYGB restores normal glucose regulation of glucagon and insulin(More)
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