Mechanisms of Odor Receptor Gene Choice in Drosophila

  title={Mechanisms of Odor Receptor Gene Choice in Drosophila},
  author={Anandasankar Ray and Wynand M. van der Goes van Naters and Takashi Shiraiwa and John R. Carlson},
A remarkable problem in neurobiology is how olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) select, from among a large odor receptor repertoire, which receptors to express. We use computational algorithms and mutational analysis to define positive and negative regulatory elements that are required for selection of odor receptor (Or) genes in the proper olfactory organ of… CONTINUE READING