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Curr Biol. 2014 Mar 31;24(7):R278-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.043.

Nutrition: rejection is the fly's protection.

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1
Behavior and Metabolism Laboratory, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal.
2
Behavior and Metabolism Laboratory, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address: Carlos.Ribeiro@neuro.fchampalimaud.org.

Abstract

Animals need to ingest a full set of essential amino acids through their diet. A new study in Drosophila larvae describes how activation of the kinase GCN2 in three dopaminergic neurons mediates the rejection of amino-acid-imbalanced food.

PMID:
24698377
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.043
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