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Publication : Insulin-degrading enzyme antagonizes insulin-dependent tissue growth and Abeta-induced neurotoxicity in Drosophila.

First Author  Tsuda Manabu Year  2010
Journal  FEBS Lett. Volume  584
Pages  2916-20 PubMed ID  20493190
Abstract Text  Insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) is implicated in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here we provide genetic evidence that Drosophila Ide (dIde) antagonizes the insulin signaling pathway and human Abeta-induced neurotoxicity in Drosophila. In this study, we also generated a dIde knockout mutant (dIde(KO)) by gene targeting, and found that loss of IDE increases the content of the major insect blood sugar, trehalose, thus suggesting a conserved role of IDE in sugar metabolism. Using dIde(KO) as a model, further investigations into the biological functions of IDE and its role in the pathogenesis of DM2 and AD can be made. Doi  10.1016/j.febslet.2010.05.010
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