Circadian Rhythm of Temperature Preference and Its Neural Control in Drosophila

@article{Kaneko2012CircadianRO,
  title={Circadian Rhythm of Temperature Preference and Its Neural Control in Drosophila},
  author={Haruna Kaneko and Lauren M. Head and Jinli Ling and Xin Tang and Yilin Liu and Paul E. Hardin and Patrick Emery and Fumika N Hamada},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={1851-1857}
}
A daily body temperature rhythm (BTR) is critical for the maintenance of homeostasis in mammals. Whereas mammals use internal energy to regulate body temperature, ectotherms typically regulate body temperature behaviorally [1]. Some ectotherms maintain homeostasis via a daily temperature preference rhythm (TPR) [2], but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we show that Drosophila exhibit a daily circadian clock-dependent TPR that resembles mammalian BTR. Pacemaker neurons… CONTINUE READING
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