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  • Fly Cell Atlas: A single-nucleus transcriptomic atlas of the adult fruit fly. Science (New York, N.Y.) Li, H., Janssens, J., De Waegeneer, M., Kolluru, S. S., Davie, K., Gardeux, V., Saelens, W., David, F. P., Brbic, M., Spanier, K., Leskovec, J., McLaughlin, C. N., Xie, Q., Jones, R. C., Brueckner, K., Shim, J., Tattikota, S. G., Schnorrer, F., Rust, K., Nystul, T. G., Carvalho-Santos, Z., Ribeiro, C., Pal, S., Mahadevaraju, S., Przytycka, T. M., Allen, A. M., Goodwin, S. F., Berry, C. W., Fuller, M. T., White-Cooper, H., Matunis, E. L., DiNardo, S., Galenza, A., O'Brien, L. E., Dow, J. A., FCA Consortium, Jasper, H., Oliver, B., Perrimon, N., Deplancke, B., Quake, S. R., Luo, L., Aerts, S., Agarwal, D., Ahmed-Braimah, Y., Arbeitman, M., Ariss, M. M., Augsburger, J., Ayush, K., Baker, C. C., Banisch, T., Birker, K., Bodmer, R., Bolival, B., Brantley, S. E., Brill, J. A., Brown, N. C., Buehner, N. A., Cai, X. T., Cardoso-Figueiredo, R., Casares, F., Chang, A., Clandinin, T. R., Crasta, S., Desplan, C., Detweiler, A. M., Dhakan, D. B., Dona, E., Engert, S., Floc'hlay, S., George, N., Gonzalez-Segarra, A. J., Groves, A. K., Gumbin, S., Guo, Y., Harris, D. E., Heifetz, Y., Holtz, S. L., Horns, F., Hudry, B., Hung, R., Jan, Y. N., Jaszczak, J. S., Jefferis, G. S., Karkanias, J., Karr, T. L., Katheder, N. S., Kezos, J., Kim, A. A., Kim, S. K., Kockel, L., Konstantinides, N., Kornberg, T. B., Krause, H. M., Labott, A. T., Laturney, M., Lehmann, R., Leinwand, S., Li, J., Li, J. S., Li, K., Li, K., Li, L., Li, T., Litovchenko, M., Liu, H., Liu, Y., Lu, T., Manning, J., Mase, A., Matera-Vatnick, M., Matias, N. R., McDonough-Goldstein, C. E., McGeever, A., McLachlan, A. D., Moreno-Roman, P., Neff, N., Neville, M., Ngo, S., Nielsen, T., O'Brien, C. E., Osumi-Sutherland, D., Ozel, M. N., Papatheodorou, I., Petkovic, M., Pilgrim, C., Pisco, A. O., Reisenman, C., Sanders, E. N., Dos Santos, G., Scott, K., Sherlekar, A., Shiu, P., Sims, D., Sit, R. V., Slaidina, M., Smith, H. E., Sterne, G., Su, Y., Sutton, D., Tamayo, M., Tan, M., Tastekin, I., Treiber, C., Vacek, D., Vogler, G., Waddell, S., Wang, W., Wilson, R. I., Wolfner, M. F., Wong, Y. E., Xie, A., Xu, J., Yamamoto, S., Yan, J., Yao, Z., Yoda, K., Zhu, R., Zinzen, R. P. 2022; 375 (6584): eabk2432

    Abstract

    For more than 100 years, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been one of the most studied model organisms. Here, we present a single-cell atlas of the adult fly, Tabula Drosophilae, that includes 580,000 nuclei from 15 individually dissected sexed tissues as well as the entire head and body, annotated to >250 distinct cell types. We provide an in-depth analysis of cell type-related gene signatures and transcription factor markers, as well as sexual dimorphism, across the whole animal. Analysis of common cell types between tissues, such as blood and muscle cells, reveals rare cell types and tissue-specific subtypes. This atlas provides a valuable resource for the Drosophila community and serves as a reference to study genetic perturbations and disease models at single-cell resolution.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.abk2432

    View details for PubMedID 35239393

  • A glucose-supplemented diet enhances gut barrier integrity in Drosophila. Biology open Galenza, A., Foley, E. 2021

    Abstract

    Dietary intervention has received considerable attention as an approach to extend lifespan and improve aging. However, questions remain regarding optimal dietary regimes and underlying mechanisms of lifespan extension. Here, we asked how an increase of glucose in a chemically defined diet extends the lifespan of adult Drosophila We showed that glucose-dependent lifespan extension is not a result of diminished caloric intake, or changes to systemic insulin activity, two commonly studied mechanisms of lifespan extension. Instead, we found that flies raised on glucose-supplemented food increased the expression of cell adhesion genes, delaying age-dependent loss of intestinal barrier integrity. Furthermore, we showed that chemical disruption of the gut barrier negated the lifespan extension associated with glucose-treatment, suggesting that glucose-supplemented food prolongs adult viability by enhancing the intestinal barrier. We believe our data contribute to understanding intestinal homeostasis, and may assist efforts to develop preventative measures that limit effects of aging on health.

    View details for DOI 10.1242/bio.056515

    View details for PubMedID 33579694