Drosophila and the genetics of the internal milieu

Nature. 2007 Nov 8;450(7167):186-8. doi: 10.1038/nature06286.


'Homeostasis', from the Greek words for 'same' and 'steady', refers to ways in which the body acts to maintain a stable internal environment despite perturbations. Recent studies in Drosophila exemplify the conservation of regulatory mechanisms involved in metabolic homeostasis. These new findings underscore the use of Drosophila as a model for the study of various human disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Drosophila / metabolism*
  • Genome, Insect*
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans