Saturday, July 11, 2015

Review--Drosophila as a model for study of sleep disorders

Donelson NC, Sanyal S. Use of Drosophila in the investigation of Sleep Disorders. Exp Neurol. 2015 Jul 6. pii: S0014-4886(15)30034-0. PMID: 26160555.

From the abstract:
"Genetic underpinnings for sleep disorders in humans remain poorly identified, investigated and understood. ... On the other hand, there have been steady and remarkable developments in the investigation of sleep using model organisms such as Drosophila. ... Here, we discuss the opportunities and limitations of studying sleep disorders in Drosophila and propose that a greater convergence of basic sleep research in model organisms and human genetics should catalyze better understanding of sleep disorders and generate viable therapeutic options."

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