Thermosensory signaling by TRPM is processed by brain serotonergic neurons to produce planarian thermotaxis.

@article{Inoue2014ThermosensorySB,
  title={Thermosensory signaling by TRPM is processed by brain serotonergic neurons to produce planarian thermotaxis.},
  author={Takeshi Inoue and Taiga Yamashita and Kiyokazu Agata},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 47},
  pages={
          15701-14
        }
}
For most organisms, sensitive recognition of even slight changes in environmental temperature is essential for adjusting their behavioral strategies to ensure homeostasis and survival. However, much remains to be understood about the molecular and cellular processes that regulate thermosensation and the corresponding behavioral responses. Planarians display clear thermotaxis, although they have a relatively simple brain. Here, we devised a quantitative thermotaxis assay and unraveled a neural… CONTINUE READING

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