Drosophila Fatty Acid Taste Signals through the PLC Pathway in Sugar-Sensing Neurons

@inproceedings{Masek2013DrosophilaFA,
  title={Drosophila Fatty Acid Taste Signals through the PLC Pathway in Sugar-Sensing Neurons},
  author={Pavel Masek and Alex C Keene},
  booktitle={PLoS genetics},
  year={2013}
}
Taste is the primary sensory system for detecting food quality and palatability. Drosophila detects five distinct taste modalities that include sweet, bitter, salt, water, and the taste of carbonation. Of these, sweet-sensing neurons appear to have utility for the detection of nutritionally rich food while bitter-sensing neurons signal toxicity and confer repulsion. Growing evidence in mammals suggests that taste for fatty acids (FAs) signals the presence of dietary lipids and promotes feeding… CONTINUE READING
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