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nutrition and lifelong health in Drosophila.

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2020

Amino acid quality modifies the quantitative availability of protein for reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster

Ma, C., Mirth, C. K., Hall, M. D. & Piper, M. D. W., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 5 p., 104050.

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Restriction of essential amino acids dictates the systemic metabolic response to dietary protein dilution

Yap, Y. W., Rusu, P. M., Chan, A. Y., Fam, B. C., Jungmann, A., Solon-Biet, S. M., Barlow, C. K., Creek, D. J., Huang, E., Schittenhelm, R. B., Morgan, B., Schmoll, D., Kiens, B., Piper, M. D. W., Heikenwälder, M., Simpson, S. J., Bröer, S., Andrikopoulos, S., Muller, O. J. & Rose, A. J., 9 Jun 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 13 p., 2894.

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Sexual dimorphism in the nutritional requirement for adult lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster

Wu, Q., Yu, G., Cheng, X., Gao, Y., Fan, X., Yang, D., Xie, M., Wang, T., Piper, M. D. W. & Yang, M., Mar 2020, In : Aging Cell. 8 p., e13120.

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2019

Branched-chain amino acids impact health and lifespan indirectly via amino acid balance and appetite control

Solon-Biet, S. M., Cogger, V. C., Pulpitel, T., Wahl, D., Clark, X., Gregoriou, G. C., Senior, A. M., Wang, Q-P., Brandon, A. E., Perks, R., O’Sullivan, J., Koay, Y. C., Bell-Anderson, K., Kebede, M., Yau, B., Atkinson, C., Svineng, G., Dodgson, T., Wali, J. A., Piper, M. D. W. & 7 others, Juricic, P., Partridge, L., Rose, A. J., Raubenheimer, D., Cooney, G. J., Couteur, D. G. L. & Simpson, S. J., 1 May 2019, In : Nature Metabolism. 1, 5, p. 532-545 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Sex-specific transcriptomic responses to changes in the nutritional environment

Camus, M. F., Piper, M. D. W. & Reuter, M., 22 Aug 2019, In : eLife. 8, 24 p., e47262.

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Transgenerational Obesity and Healthy Aging in Drosophila

Camilleri Carter, T-L., Dowling, D. K., Robker, R. & Piper, M., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 74, 10, p. 1582-1589 8 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Turning food into eggs: insights from nutritional biology and developmental physiology of Drosophila

Mirth, C. K., Nogueira Alves, A. & Piper, M. DW., 1 Feb 2019, In : Current Opinion in Insect Science. 31, p. 49-57 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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8 Citations (Scopus)
2018

Drosophila as a model for ageing

Piper, M. D. W. & Partridge, L., Sep 2018, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease. 1864, 9, p. 2707-2717 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

23 Citations (Scopus)

Tissue-specific transcriptome profiling of Drosophila reveals roles for GATA transcription factors in longevity by dietary restriction

Dobson, A. J., He, X., Blanc, E., Bolukbasi, E., Feseha, Y., Yang, M. & Piper, M. D. W., 1 Dec 2018, In : npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease. 4, 1, 8 p., 5.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Using mouse and Drosophila models to investigate the mechanistic links between diet, obesity, type II diabetes, and cancer

Warr, C. G., Shaw, K. H., Azim, A., Piper, M. D. W. & Parsons, L. M., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19, 12, 16 p., 4110.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
2017

2,5-Dimethyl-Celecoxib Extends Drosophila Life Span via a Mechanism That Requires Insulin and Target of Rapamycin Signaling

Wu, Q., Lian, T., Fan, X., Song, C., Gaur, U., Mao, X., Yang, D., Piper, M. D. W. & Yang, M., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 72, 10, p. 1334-1341 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Both overlapping and independent mechanisms determine how diet and insulin-ligand knockouts extend lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster

Zandveld, J., van den Heuvel, J., Zwaan, B. J. & Piper, M., 1 Dec 2017, In : npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease. 3, 1, 4 p., 4.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Commensal bacteria and essential amino acids control food choice behavior and reproduction

Leitão-Gonçalves, R., Carvalho-Santos, Z., Francisco, A. P., Fioreze, G. T., Anjos, M., Baltazar, C., Elias, A. P., Itskov, P. M., Piper, M. D. W. & Ribeiro, C., 25 Apr 2017, In : PLoS Biology. 15, 4, 29 p., e2000862.

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91 Citations (Scopus)

Editorial overview: Molecular physiology: Insect nutrition beyond energy

Piper, M. & Ribeiro, C., 1 Oct 2017, In : Current Opinion in Insect Science. 23, p. viii-x

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Erratum: Matching Dietary Amino Acid Balance to the In Silico-Translated Exome Optimizes Growth and Reproduction without Cost to Lifespan (Cell Metabolism (2015) 25(3) (610–621) (S1550413117300955) (10.1016/j.cmet.2017.02.005))

Piper, M. D. W., Soultoukis, G. A., Blanc, E., Mesaros, A., Herbert, S. L., Juricic, P., He, X., Atanassov, I., Salmonowicz, H., Yang, M., Simpson, S. J., Ribeiro, C. & Partridge, L., 2 May 2017, In : Cell Metabolism. 25, 5, p. 1206 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Matching complex dietary landscapes with the signalling pathways that regulate life history traits

Mirth, C. K. & Piper, M. DW., 1 Dec 2017, In : Current Opinion in Genetics and Development. 47, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Matching Dietary Amino Acid Balance to the In Silico-Translated Exome Optimizes Growth and Reproduction without Cost to Lifespan

Piper, M. D. W., Soultoukis, G. A., Blanc, E., Mesaros, A., Herbert, S. L., Juricic, P., He, X., Atanassov, I., Salmonowicz, H., Yang, M., Simpson, S. J., Ribeiro, C. & Partridge, L., 7 Mar 2017, In : Cell Metabolism. 25, 3, p. 610-621 12 p.

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52 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional programming of lifespan by FOXO inhibition on sugar-rich diets

Dobson, A. J., Ezcurra, M., Flanagan, C. E., Summerfield, A. C., Piper, M., Gems, D. & Alic, N., 10 Jan 2017, In : Cell Reports. 18, 2, p. 299-306 8 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)

Sex and genotype effects on nutrient-dependent fitness landscapes in Drosophila melanogaster

Camus, M. F., Fowler, K., Piper, M. W. D. & Reuter, M., 20 Dec 2017, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 284, 1869, 10 p., 20172237.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Using artificial diets to understand the nutritional physiology of Drosophila melanogaster

Piper, M. D. W., 1 Oct 2017, In : Current Opinion in Insect Science. 23, p. 104-111 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Nuclear hormone receptor DHR96 mediates the resistance to xenobiotics but not the increased lifespan of insulin-mutant Drosophila

Afschar, S., Toivonen, J. M., Hoffmann, J. M., Tain, L. S., Wieser, D., Finlayson, A. J., Driege, Y., Alic, N., Emran, S., Stinn, J., Froehlich, J., Piper, M. & Partridge, L., 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 5, p. 1321-1326 6 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

Protocols to study aging in Drosophila

Piper, M. D. W. & Partridge, L., 12 Oct 2016, Drosophila: Methods and Protocols. Dahmann, C. (ed.). 2 ed. New York NY USA: Humana Press, p. 291-302 12 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1478).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
2015

QuantiFly: Robust trainable software for automated Drosophila egg counting

Waithe, D., Rennert, P., Brostow, G. & Piper, M. D. W., 18 May 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 5, 16 p., e0127659.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
2014

A holidic medium for Drosophila melanogaster

Piper, M., Blanc, E., Leitao-Goncalves, R., Yang, M., He, X., Linford, N. J., Hoddinott, M. P., Hopfen, C., Soultoukis, G. A., Niemeyer, C., Kerr, F., Pletcher, S., Ribeiro, C. & Partridge, L., 1 Jan 2014, In : Nature Methods. 11, 1, p. 100-105 6 p.

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129 Citations (Scopus)

Target of rapamycin signalling mediates the lifespan-extending effects of dietary restriction by essential amino acid alteration

Emran, S., Yang, M., He, X., Zandveld, J. & Piper, M., May 2014, In : Aging. 6, 5, p. 390-398 9 p.

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34 Citations (Scopus)

Using Doubly-Labeled Water to Measure Energy Expenditure in an Important Small Ectotherm Drosophila melanogaster

Piper, M., Selman, C., Speakman, J. R. & Partridge, L., 20 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 41, 9, p. 505-512 8 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Analysing variation in Drosophila aging across independent experimental studies: a meta-analysis of survival data

Ziehm, M., Piper, M. & Thornton, J., 2013, In : Aging Cell. 12, 5, p. 917 - 922 6 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Detrimental effects of RNAi: a cautionary note on its use in Drosophila ageing studies

Alic, N., Hoddinott, M. P., Foley, A., Slack, C., Piper, M. & Partridge, L., 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 9, p. 1 - 5 5 p.

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11 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Absence of effects of Sir2 overexpression on lifespan in C. elegans and Drosophila

Burnett, C., Valentini, S., Cabreiro, F. G., Goss, M., Somogyvari, M., Piper, M., Hoddinott, M. P., Sutphin, G. L., Leko, V., McElwee, J. J., Vazquez-Manrique, R. P., Orfila, A-M., Ackerman, D., Au, C., Vinti, G., Riesen, M., Howard, K., Neri, C., Bedalov, A., Kaeberlein, M. & 3 others, Soti, C., Partridge, L. & Gems, D., 2011, In : Nature. 477, 7365, p. 482 - 485 4 p.

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440 Citations (Scopus)

Ageing in Drosophila: the role of the insulin/Igf and TOR signalling network

Partridge, L., Alic, N., Bjedov, I. & Piper, M., 2011, In : Experimental Gerontology. 46, 5, p. 376 - 381 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

153 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary restriction and aging: a unifying perspective

Piper, M., Partridge, L., Raubenheimer, D. & Simpson, S. J., 2011, In : Cell Metabolism. 14, 2, p. 154 - 160 7 p.

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100 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary restriction delays ageing, but not neuronal dysfunction, in Drosophila models of Alzheimer's disease

Kerr, F., Augustin, H., Piper, M., Gandy, C., Allen, M., Lovestone, S. & Partridge, L., 2011, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 32, 11, p. 1977 - 1989 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

26 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Water-independent effects of dietary restriction in Drosophila

Piper, M., Wong, R., Grandison, R. C., Bass, T. M., Martinez, P. & Partridge, L., 2010, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, 14, p. 54 - 56 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Amino-acid imbalance explains extension of lifespan by dietary restriction in Drosophila

Grandison, R. C., Piper, M. & Partridge, L., 2009, In : Nature. 462, 7276, p. 1061 - 1064 4 p.

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440 Citations (Scopus)

Chemical changes in aging Drosophila melanogaster

Iqbal, A., Piper, M., Faragher, R. G. A., Naughton, D., Partridge, L. & Ostler, E., 2009, In : Age. 31, 4, p. 343 - 351 9 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of a standardized dietary restriction protocol on multiple laboratory strains of Drosophila melanogaster

Grandison, R. C., Wong, R., Bass, T. M., Partridge, L. & Piper, M., 2009, In : PLoS ONE. 4, 1, p. 1 - 8 8 p.

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61 Citations (Scopus)

Quantification of food intake in Drosophila

Wong, R., Piper, M., Wertheim, B. & Partridge, L., 2009, In : PLoS ONE. 4, 6, p. 1 - 10 10 p.

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136 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Diet and Aging

Piper, M. D. W. & Bartke, A., 6 Aug 2008, In : Cell Metabolism. 8, 2, p. 99-104 6 p.

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152 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for lifespan extension and delayed age-related biomarkers in insulin receptor substrate 1 null mice

Selman, C., Lingard, S., Choudhury, A. I., Batterham, R. L., Claret, M., Clements, M., Ramadani, F., Okkenhaug, K., Schuster, E., Blanc, E., Piper, M. D., Al-Qassab, H., Speakman, J. R., Carmignac, D., Robinson, I. C. A., Thornton, J. M., Gems, D., Partridge, L. & Withers, D. J., Mar 2008, In : The FASEB Journal. 22, 3, p. 807-818 12 p.

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352 Citations (Scopus)

Reply to "Pitfalls of measuring feeding rate in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster" [5]

Wong, R., Piper, M. D. W., Blanc, E. & Partridge, L., Mar 2008, In : Nature Methods. 5, 3, p. 215 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Separating cause from effect: How does insulin/IGF signalling control lifespan in worms, flies and mice?

Piper, M. D. W., Selman, C., McElwee, J. J. & Partridge, L., Feb 2008, In : Journal of Internal Medicine. 263, 2, p. 179-191 13 p.

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108 Citations (Scopus)
2007
7 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary restriction in Drosophila: Delayed aging or experimental artefact?

Piper, M. D. W. & Partridge, L., Apr 2007, In : PLoS Genetics. 3, 4, p. 461-466 6 p.

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104 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary conservation of regulated longevity assurance mechanisms

McElwee, J. J., Schuster, E., Blanc, E., Piper, M. D., Thomas, J. H., Patel, D. S., Selman, C., Withers, D. J., Thornton, J. M., Partridge, L. & Gems, D., 5 Jul 2007, In : Genome Biology. 8, 7, R132.

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146 Citations (Scopus)

Optimization of dietary restriction protocols in Drosophila

Bass, T. M., Grandison, R. C., Wong, R., Martinez, P., Partridge, L. & Piper, M. D. W., Oct 2007, In : Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 62, 10, p. 1071-1081 11 p.

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168 Citations (Scopus)

Transcriptional responses of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to preferred and nonpreferred nitrogen sources in glucose-limited chemostat cultures

Boer, V. M., Tai, S. L., Vuralhan, Z., Arifin, Y., Walsh, M. C., Piper, M. D. W., De Winde, J. H., Pronk, J. T. & Daran, J. M., Jun 2007, In : FEMS Yeast Research. 7, 4, p. 604-620 17 p.

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62 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Coordinated multitissue transcriptional and plasma metabonomic profiles following acute caloric restriction in mice

Selman, C., Kerrison, N. D., Cooray, A., Piper, M. D. W., Lingard, S. J., Barton, R. H., Schuster, E. F., Blanc, E., Gems, D., Nicholson, J. K., Thornton, J. M., Partridge, L. & Withers, D. J., 27 Nov 2006, In : Physiological Genomics. 27, 3, p. 187-200 14 p.

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87 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Calories do not explain extension of life span by dietary restriction in Drosophila

Mair, W., Piper, M. D. W. & Partridge, L., Jul 2005, In : PLoS Biology. 3, 7, p. 1305-1311 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

310 Citations (Scopus)

Counting the calories: The role of specific nutrients in extension of life span by food restriction

Piper, M. D. W., Mair, W. & Partridge, L., May 2005, In : Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 60, 5, p. 549-555 7 p.

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62 Citations (Scopus)

Diet, metabolism and lifespan in Drosophila

Piper, M. D. W., Skorupa, D. & Partridge, L., Nov 2005, In : Experimental Gerontology. 40, 11, p. 857-862 6 p.

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73 Citations (Scopus)