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Layered reward signalling through octopamine and dopamine in Drosophila

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Dopamine is synonymous with reward and motivation in mammals. However, only recently has dopamine been linked to motivated behaviour and rewarding reinforcement in fruitflies. Instead, octopamine has historically been considered to be the signal for reward in insects. Here we show, using temporal control of neural function in Drosophila, that only short-term appetitive memory is reinforced by octopamine. Moreover, octopamine-dependent memory formation requires signalling through dopamine neur...

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10.1038/nature11614

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
492
Issue:
7429
Pages:
433-437
Publication date:
2012-12-20
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Source identifiers:
371615
Language:
English
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pubs:371615
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uuid:3b9dbfd2-faa9-4776-b562-e82d7923ceaf
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pubs:371615
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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