1) Search OMIM for “transferrin” to see what this human protein does.
2) On the transferrin page, do a Find function for the word “Alzheimer” to see one possible medical role for this gene.
3) Now perform a search on Flybase for “Tsf1” to see if transferrin could be studied in the fly as a possible model for its influence on human Alzheimer’s disease.
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