Investigating Non-selective Autophagy in Drosophila
Drosophila melanogaster is a popular model organism in molecular genetics and cell biology. Various Drosophila tissues have been successfully used for studying autophagy, and our knowledge about the genetic regulation of this process is constantly growing. It is important to use assays that distinguish between non-selective autophagy and the selective forms. Here we introduce a selection of proven methods, which, taking into account their limitations, are suitable to measure non-selective autophagy in Drosophila fat and other tissues.
Key wordsDrosophila Non-selective autophagy Fluorescent dyes