Neuropeptides Modulate Female Chemosensory Processing upon Mating in Drosophila

@inproceedings{Hussain2016NeuropeptidesMF,
  title={Neuropeptides Modulate Female Chemosensory Processing upon Mating in Drosophila},
  author={Ashiq Hussain and Habibe K. {\"U}çpunar and Mo Zhang and Laura F. Loschek and Ilona C Grunwald Kadow},
  booktitle={PLoS biology},
  year={2016}
}
A female's reproductive state influences her perception of odors and tastes along with her changed behavioral state and physiological needs. The mechanism that modulates chemosensory processing, however, remains largely elusive. Using Drosophila, we have identified a behavioral, neuronal, and genetic mechanism that adapts the senses of smell and taste, the major modalities for food quality perception, to the physiological needs of a gravid female. Pungent smelling polyamines, such as putrescine… CONTINUE READING
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