Octopamine-mediated circuit mechanism underlying controlled appetite for palatable food in Drosophila.

@article{Zhang2013OctopaminemediatedCM,
  title={Octopamine-mediated circuit mechanism underlying controlled appetite for palatable food in Drosophila.},
  author={Ting Zhang and Audrey Branch and Ping Shen},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 38},
  pages={15431-6}
}
The easy accessibility of energy-rich palatable food makes it difficult to resist food temptation. Drosophila larvae are surrounded by sugar-rich food most of their lives, raising the question of how these animals modulate food-seeking behaviors in tune with physiological needs. Here we describe a circuit mechanism defined by neurons expressing tdc2-Gal4 (a tyrosine decarboxylase 2 promoter-directed driver) that selectively drives a distinct foraging strategy in food-deprived larvae… CONTINUE READING

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