Nonredundant function of two highly homologous octopamine receptors in food-deprivation-mediated signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans.

@article{Yoshida2014NonredundantFO,
  title={Nonredundant function of two highly homologous octopamine receptors in food-deprivation-mediated signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Midori Yoshida and Eitaro Oami and Min Wang and Shoichi Ishiura and Satoshi Suo},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience research},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={671-8}
}
It is common for neurotransmitters to possess multiple receptors that couple to the same intracellular signaling molecules. This study analyzes two highly homologous G-protein-coupled octopamine receptors using the model animal Caenorhabditis elegans. In C. elegans, the amine neurotransmitter octopamine induces activation of cAMP response element-binding… CONTINUE READING