Metabolic syndrome and obesity in an insect.

  title={Metabolic syndrome and obesity in an insect.},
  author={Rudolf J Schilder and James H. Marden},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 49},
Dragonflies infected with noninvasive gregarine gut parasites (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) [corrected] have reduced flight-muscle performance, an inability to metabolize lipid in their muscles, twofold-elevated hemolymph carbohydrate concentrations, and they accumulate fat in their thorax in a manner analogous to mammalian obesity. Gregarine infection is associated with inappropriate responses of hemolymph carbohydrate concentration to insulin and with chronic activation in the flight muscles… CONTINUE READING


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