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- Mineo, Alessandro, et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Cell 2019 v.178 no.4 pp. 901-918.e16
- Drosophila melanogaster; carbohydrate metabolism; carbohydrates; citrates; enterocytes; food intake; gender differences; invertebrates; males; sex reversal; sexual dimorphism; spermatogenesis; spermatozoa
- ... Physiology and metabolism are often sexually dimorphic, but the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Here, we use the intestine of Drosophila melanogaster to investigate how gut-derived signals contribute to sex differences in whole-body physiology. We find that carbohydrate handling is male-biased in a specific portion of the intestine. In contrast to known sexual dimorphisms in ...