Title

Hungry flies tune to vinegar

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurobiology

Date

4-5-2011

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Drosophila; Olfactory Perception; Hunger; Neurons

Disciplines

Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

Many molecular signals that represent hunger and satiety in the body have been identified, but relatively little is known about how these factors alter the nervous system to change behavior. Root et al. (2011) report that hunger modulates the sensitivity of specific olfactory sensory neurons in Drosophila and facilitates odor-search behavior.

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Citation: Cell. 2011 Apr 1;145(1):17-8. Link to article on publisher's site

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