Larvae of the small white butterfly, Pieris rapae, express a novel serotonin receptor

@article{Qi2014LarvaeOT,
  title={Larvae of the small white butterfly, Pieris rapae, express a novel serotonin receptor},
  author={Yi-Xiang Qi and Ren-ying Xia and Ya-su Wu and David Stanley and Jia Huang and Gōngy{\'i}n Y{\`e}},
  journal={Journal of Neurochemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={131},
  pages={767 - 777}
}
The biogenic amine serotonin (5‐hydroxytryptamine, 5‐HT) is a neurotransmitter in vertebrates and invertebrates. It acts in regulation and modulation of many physiological and behavioral processes through G‐protein‐coupled receptors. Five 5‐HT receptor subtypes have been reported in Drosophila that share high similarity with mammalian 5‐HT1A, 5‐HT1B, 5‐HT2A, 5‐HT2B, and 5‐HT7 receptors. We isolated a cDNA (Pr5‐HT8) from larval Pieris rapae, which shares relatively low similarity to the known 5… 

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