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Khan, Zaid, 2016. Characterization of protein kinase D PKD in the regulation of Drosophila melanogaster homeostasis. Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Microbiology



Insulin signaling is one of the master keys for performing proper regulation of energy metabolism. Serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity occur due to mis-regulation of insulin pathway. Therefore, it is necessary to recognize the factors that function in the production of insulin and it’s signaling. Drosophila melanogaster is the model organism used for this study in order to explore the function of Protein kinase D (PKD), which is a serine-threonine kinase. D. melanogaster has shown lower lipid content when PKD expression is reduced. The knockdown of PKD on transcription level in the D. melanogaster flies did not affect the transcription levels of both the insulin-like peptides (ILPs) and Adipokinetic hormone Akh. Starvation has affected the expression of different Ilps in the fly brain and high protein rich diets have affected the expression of PKD and Ilp3 in the fly brain.

Main title:Characterization of protein kinase D PKD in the regulation of Drosophila melanogaster homeostasis
Authors:Khan, Zaid
Supervisor:Tiukova, Ievgeniia and Williams, Michael and Schiöth, Helgi
Examiner:Passoth, Volkmar
Series:Examensarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för mikrobiologi
Volume/Sequential designation:2016:9
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Microbiology
Keywords:protein kinase D, obesity-linked gene, homeostasis
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Life sciences
Deposited On:23 Nov 2016 11:46
Metadata Last Modified:23 Nov 2016 11:46

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