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Curr Biol. 2010 Jun 8;20(11):R474-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.04.038.

Sexual behavior: dietary food switch induced by sex.

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Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich-Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland. ekubli@zool.uzh.ch

Abstract

Pregnancy in humans induces cravings for special food: the same occurs in Drosophila females. New work now shows that mating throws a nutritional switch in favor of a high-protein diet and that modulation of nutritional balance depends on the sex peptide receptor and involves neuronal TOR-S6 kinase signaling.

PMID:
20541491
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2010.04.038
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