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ON and OFF pathways in Drosophila motion vision
Motion vision is a major function of all visual systems, yet the underlying neural mechanisms and circuits are still elusive. In the lamina, the first optic neuropile of Drosophila melanogaster,Expand
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Processing of horizontal optic flow in three visual interneurons of the Drosophila brain.
Motion vision is essential for navigating through the environment. Due to its genetic amenability, the fruit fly Drosophila has been serving for a lengthy period as a model organism for studyingExpand
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Columnar cells necessary for motion responses of wide-field visual interneurons in Drosophila
Wide-field motion-sensitive neurons in the lobula plate (lobula plate tangential cells, LPTCs) of the fly have been studied for decades. However, it has never been conclusively shown which cellsExpand
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Synaptic Organization of Lobula Plate Tangential Cells in Drosophila: Dα7 Cholinergic Receptors
Abstract: The nervous system of seeing animals derives information about optic flow in two subsequent steps. First, local motion vectors are calculated from moving retinal images, and second, theExpand
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Candidate Glutamatergic Neurons in the Visual System of Drosophila
The visual system of Drosophila contains approximately 60,000 neurons that are organized in parallel, retinotopically arranged columns. A large number of these neurons have been characterized inExpand
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Synaptic organization of lobula plate tangential cells in Drosophila: γ‐Aminobutyric acid receptors and chemical release sites
In flies, the large tangential cells of the lobula plate represent an important processing center for visual navigation based on optic flow. Although the visual response properties of these cellsExpand
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Preserving Neural Function under Extreme Scaling
Important brain functions need to be conserved throughout organisms of extremely varying sizes. Here we study the scaling properties of an essential component of computation in the brain: the singleExpand
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Neurons with GABAergic phenotype in the visual system of Drosophila
The visual system of Drosophila contains ∼60,000 neurons per hemisphere that are organized in parallel, retinotopically arranged columns. The neuroanatomy of these neurons has been mapped inExpand
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ON and OFF Pathways in Drosophila Motion Detection
Wenn man versucht, die virtuosen Flüge von Fliegen mit bloßem Auge zu beobachten oder eine Fliege zu fangen, ist man fasziniert von deren oftmals atemberaubenden Manövern. Während das menschlicheExpand
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Radioprotective role of uric acid: evidence from studies in Drosophila and human dermal fibroblast cells
Exposure to ionizing radiation (IR) is a common phenomenon during medical diagnosis and treatment. IRs are deleterious because cellular exposure to IR can cause a series of molecular events that mayExpand
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