Circadian rhythms: timing the sense of smell
Department of Neurobiology
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; *Biological Clocks; *Circadian Rhythm; Drosophila; Drosophila Proteins; G-Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 2; Olfactory Receptor Neurons; *Smell
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
It is well established that Drosophila olfaction is under circadian control, yet the mechanisms underlying this temporal regulation have remained elusive. The kinase GPRK2 has now been identified as a critical link between the circadian clock and olfactory responses.
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Citation: Curr Biol. 2008 Jul 8;18(13):R569-71. Link to article on publisher's site