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- Shen, Wei L.; Kwon, Young; Adegbola, Abidemi A.; Luo, Junjie; Chess, Andrew; Montell, Craig
- Science 2011 v.331 no.6022 pp. 1333-1336
- G-protein coupled receptors, etc ; Drosophila; G-proteins; ambient temperature; fruit flies; genes; larvae; mice; mutants; mutation; phospholipase C; rhodopsin; signal transduction; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... Many animals, including the fruit fly, are sensitive to small differences in ambient temperature. The ability of Drosophila larvae to choose their ideal temperature (18°C) over other comfortable temperatures (19° to 24°C) depends on a thermosensory signaling pathway that includes a heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein), a phospholipase C, and the transient receptor potentia ...