Drosophila melanogaster as a Model of Muscle Degeneration Disorders.

  title={Drosophila melanogaster as a Model of Muscle Degeneration Disorders.},
  author={Rebecca E Kreipke and Young-Guen Kwon and Halyna R Shcherbata and Hannele Ruohola-Baker},
  journal={Current topics in developmental biology},
Drosophila melanogaster provides a powerful platform with which researchers can dissect complex genetic questions and biochemical pathways relevant to a vast array of human diseases and disorders. Of particular interest, much work has been done with flies to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying muscle degeneration diseases. The fly is particularly useful for modeling muscle degeneration disorders because there are no identified satellite muscle cells to repair adult muscle following… CONTINUE READING