Modulation of neuromuscular synapses and contraction in Drosophila 3rd instar larvae

  title={Modulation of neuromuscular synapses and contraction in Drosophila 3rd instar larvae},
  author={Kiel G. Ormerod and JaeHwan Jung and A. Joffre Mercier},
  journal={Journal of Neurogenetics},
  pages={183 - 194}
Abstract Over the past four decades, Drosophila melanogaster has become an increasingly important model system for studying the modulation of chemical synapses and muscle contraction by cotransmitters and neurohormones. This review describes how advantages provided by Drosophila have been utilized to investigate synaptic modulation, and it discusses key findings from investigations of cotransmitters and neurohormones that act on body wall muscles of 3rd instar Drosophila larvae. These studies… 

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