Flies kNOw how to signal
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Animals; Drosophila; Fat Body; Infection; Nitric Oxide; Nitric Oxide Synthase; *Signal Transduction
A recent study has discovered a surprising role for nitric oxide in the Drosophila immune response. NO-mediated signaling was implicated in the communication between the site of a localized infection and the major immune organ of the fly, the fat body.
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Citation: Dev Cell. 2003 Jan;4(1):5-6. Link to article on publisher's site