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Stage debut for the elusive Drosophila insulin-like growth factor binding protein

Nazif Alic and Linda Partridge*

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Institute of Healthy Ageing, GEE, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK

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Journal of Biology 2008, 7:18  doi:10.1186/jbiol79

Published: 7 July 2008


Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding proteins provide a layer of complexity to the insulin/IGF signaling system in mammals, but only now, in a recent study in Journal of Biology, has one such protein been functionally characterized in Drosophila.