Dopamine and sensory tissue development in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Neckameyer2001DopamineAS,
  title={Dopamine and sensory tissue development in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Wendi S. Neckameyer and Janis O'donnell and Zhinong Huang and Wilhelm Stark},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={280-94}
}
Dopamine is an important signaling molecule in the nervous system; it also plays a vital role in the development of diverse non-neuronal tissues in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The current study demonstrates that males depleted of dopamine as third instar larvae (via inhibition of the biosynthetic enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase) demonstrated abnormalities in courtship behavior as adults. These defects were suggestive of abnormalities in sensory perception and/or processing… CONTINUE READING

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