Fission yeast cells in low-glucose may lead to new research into metabolism

18 May 2012

G0 Cell Unit researchers found that the actual glucose requirements of fission yeast cells and human cells were surprisingly similar, and they discovered that the life span of fission yeast could be prolonged by glucose starvation, an effect that had been observed in higher organisms. The paper was recently rated as "Recommended" by the Faculty of 1000 post-publication peer review service.

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