Title

Smelling excitement in the antennal lobe

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurobiology; Waddell Lab

Date

2-9-2007

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Animals; Brain; Drosophila; Neurons, Afferent; *Odors; Olfactory Receptor Neurons; Smell

Disciplines

Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

In the fly antennal lobe projection neurons receive odor information from olfactory sensory neurons and transmit it to higher brain centers. However, projection neurons respond differently to odors than sensory neurons, despite the fact that they appear to have one-to-one connectivity. Shang et al. (2007) now describe the existence of excitatory neurons within the antennal lobe that may account for some of these unexplained differences.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Cell. 2007 Feb 9;128(3):431-2. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

17289561