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Séminaire invité (Yvan)

Jeu 25 Jan 2018 - 13h00

Amphi Lwoff

Bernard Moussian (U Nice), MTSB — EPI-Cuticle

Order in the chaos : timing of insect cuticle formation

The insect cuticle is an inward and outward barrier against outflow and inflow of water, solutes and xenobiotics thereby stabilising organismal physiology. Mechanisms of cuticle formation have been extensively studied especially in the last decade using the fruit fly Drosophla melanogaster and the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum as model insects. However, the timing issue of cuticle formation has not been addressed in detail. In this presentation, I will address this problem and discuss our recent results in this respect.

Selected work
• Kakanj P, Moussian B, et al.. Insulin and TOR signal in parallel through FOXO and S6K to promote epithelial wound healing. Nat Commun. 2016
• Fabritius HO, Moussian B. The arthropod cuticle - A never-ending endeavor. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2017 Jan ;46(1):2-3.
• Moussian B, et al. Deciphering the genetic programme triggering timely and spatially-regulated chitin deposition. PLoS Genet. 2015

Voir en ligne : Abstract of talk