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Model organisms in molecular nutrition research.
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PMID:  22707260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The complexity of food organism interactions necessitates the use of model organisms to understand physiological and pathological processes. In nutrition research, model organisms were initially used to understand how macro and micronutrients are handled in the organism. Currently, in nutritional systems biology, models of increasing complexity are needed in order to determine the global organisation of a biological system and the interaction with food and food components. Originally driven by genetics, certain model organisms have become most prominent. Model organisms are more accessible systems than human beings and include bacteria, yeast, flies, worms, and mammals such as mice. Here, the origin and the reasons to become the most prominent models are presented. Moreover, their applicability in molecular nutrition research is illustrated with selected examples.
Authors:
Isabel Rubio-Aliaga
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular nutrition & food research     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1613-4133     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol Nutr Food Res     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231818     Medline TA:  Mol Nutr Food Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  844-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Affiliation:
Molecular Nutrition Unit, Department of Food and Nutrition, Technische Universität München, Germany.
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