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shows an expression pattern similar to those of the Hsp genes,
although its expression is particularly high during cold recovery;
knocking down Frost expression results in a loss of recovery
ability in a fashion similar to that observed following Hsp22 and
Hsp23 knockdown (Colinet et al., 2010b). It is unclear whether
these genes affect cold recovery via independent pathways.
Future experiments could aim to simultaneously suppress two or
more of these genes and assay for cold recovery performances.
The molecular mechanisms behind recovery from cold stress are
complex and poorly understood. Genes/proteins involved in
stress responses are conserved in all organisms and are related
to various key functions, such as cell cycle control, protein
chaperoning, DNA stabilization and repair, the removal of
damaged proteins, and certain aspects of metabolism (Kütlz, 2003;
In conclusion, this study provides evidence that Hsp22 and Hsp23
are important for chill-coma recovery in adult D. melanogaster. The
mechanisms whereby they influence this trait are still unclear, but
the chaperone products of these genes might target different cellular
and tissue-specific functions important in cold recovery. The role
of other sHsp genes upregulated during cold recovery (Colinet et
al., 2010a) also remains to be explored.
We are grateful to Phillip Daborn and Philip Batterham for providing access to the
PC2 facility (Melbourne University, Australia), and we thank Steve McKechnie
(Monash University, Australia) for assisting in the importation of fly lines. This
study was supported by Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS, the
Australian Research Council via their Discovery and Fellowship schemes, and the
Commonwealth Environmental Research Fund. This paper is number BRC189 of
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