Proteins Involved in Fruit Fly Longevity (image) NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail Caption The binding of GBP to Mthl10 promotes inflammation, which decreases the lifespan of a fruit fly. In contrast, the removal of GBP's binding partner Mthl10, produces less inflammation and increases the lifespan of the fly. Credit NIEHS Usage Restrictions To be used only for media coverage of this press release. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.