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Of flies and men: insights on organismal metabolism from fruit flies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, April 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)

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Title
Of flies and men: insights on organismal metabolism from fruit flies
Published in
BMC Biology, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-11-38
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Authors

Akhila Rajan, Norbert Perrimon

Abstract

The fruit fly Drosophila has contributed significantly to our general understanding of the basic principles of signaling, cell and developmental biology, and neurobiology. However, answers to questions pertaining to energy metabolism have been so far mostly addressed in more complex model organisms such as mice. We review in this article recent studies that show how the genetic tractability and simplicity of Drosophila are being used to identify novel regulatory mechanisms at the organismal level, and to query the co-ordination between energy metabolism and other processes such as neurodegeneration, circadian rhythms, immunity, and tumor biology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 2%
United States 2 1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 181 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 32%
Researcher 41 22%
Student > Master 20 11%
Student > Bachelor 13 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 13 7%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 21 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 106 56%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 21%
Neuroscience 6 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 1%
Other 11 6%
Unknown 21 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 February 2015.
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#4,080,513
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Outputs from BMC Biology
#955
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#32,770
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