Roles of the Drosophila SK Channel (dSK) in Courtship Memory

@inproceedings{Tayoun2012RolesOT,
  title={Roles of the Drosophila SK Channel (dSK) in Courtship Memory},
  author={Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun and Claudio W. Pikielny and Patrick J. Dolph},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
A role for SK channels in synaptic plasticity has been very well-characterized. However, in the absence of simple genetic animal models, their role in behavioral memory remains elusive. Here, we take advantage of Drosophila melanogaster with its single SK gene (dSK) and well-established courtship memory assay to investigate the contribution of this channel to memory. Using two independent dSK alleles, a null mutation and a dominant negative subunit, we show that while dSK negatively regulates… CONTINUE READING

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