TRP and calcium stores in Drosophila phototransduction.

Phototransduction in Drosophila is mediated by the ubiquitous phosphoinositide cascade, leading to opening of the TRP and TRPL channels, which are prototypical members of a novel class of membrane proteins. Drosophila mutants lacking the TRP protein display a response to light that declines to the dark level during illumination. It has recently been… CONTINUE READING