The molecular basis of CO2 reception in Drosophila.

  title={The molecular basis of CO2 reception in Drosophila.},
  author={Jae Young Kwon and Anupama Dahanukar and Linnea A. Weiss and John R. Carlson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={104 9},
CO(2) elicits a response from many insects, including mosquito vectors of diseases such as malaria and yellow fever, but the molecular basis of CO(2) detection is unknown in insects or other higher eukaryotes. Here we show that Gr21a and Gr63a, members of a large family of Drosophila seven-transmembrane-domain chemoreceptor genes, are coexpressed in chemosensory neurons of both the larva and the adult. The two genes confer CO(2) response when coexpressed in an in vivo expression system, the… CONTINUE READING
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