HSP90, a capacitor of behavioral variation.

  title={HSP90, a capacitor of behavioral variation.},
  author={Hsiu-Cheng Hung and Steve A Kay and Frank Weber},
  journal={Journal of biological rhythms},
  volume={24 3},
Many aspects of behavior such as aggression, courtship, sexual orientation, and the sleep-wake cycle are determined by specific genes. Although point mutations in these genes predictably change characteristics of behavior, substantial variation can be observed among a population as well as during the lifetime of individuals. The origin of variation in behavior, however, is largely unknown. Here the authors investigated the role of HSP90 for the circadian control of behavior in Drosophila. They… CONTINUE READING