Antagonistic Serotonergic and Octopaminergic Neural Circuits Mediate Food-Dependent Locomotory Behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans.

@article{Churgin2017AntagonisticSA,
  title={Antagonistic Serotonergic and Octopaminergic Neural Circuits Mediate Food-Dependent Locomotory Behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Matthew A Churgin and Richard J. McCloskey and Emily S Peters and Christopher Fang-Yen},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2017},
  volume={37 33},
  pages={7811-7823}
}
Biogenic amines are conserved signaling molecules that link food cues to behavior and metabolism in a wide variety of organisms. In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the biogenic amines serotonin (5-HT) and octopamine regulate a number of food-related behaviors. Using a novel method for long-term quantitative behavioral imaging, we show that 5-HT and… CONTINUE READING