The Ionotropic Receptors IR21a and IR25a mediate cool sensing in Drosophila

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Ni, Lina; Klein, Mason; Svec, Kathryn V; Budelli, Gonzalo; Chang, Elaine C; Ferrer, Anggie J; Benton, Richard; Samuel, Aravinthan DT; Garrity, Paul A;
  • Publisher: eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd
  • Journal: volume 5eissn: 2050-084X
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7554/eLife.13254., doi: 10.7554/eLife.13254, pmc: PMC4851551
  • Subject: D. melanogaster | Research Article | thermosensor | Neuroscience | animal behavior | thermoreceptor | neural circuits | thermosensation | thermotaxis | Animals; Behavior, Animal; Cold Temperature; Drosophila/physiology; Drosophila/radiation effects; Drosophila Proteins/metabolism; Receptors, Ionotropic Glutamate/metabolism; Thermosensing; D. melanogaster; animal behavior; neural circuits; neuroscience; thermoreceptor; thermosensation; thermosensor; thermotaxis

eLife digest Animals need to be able to sense temperatures for a number of reasons. For example, this ability allows animals to avoid conditions that are either too hot or too cold, and to maintain an optimal body temperature. Most animals detect temperature via nerve c... View more