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Flight initiation and maintenance deficits in flies with genetically altered biogenic amine levels

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-285805
Brembs, Björn ; Christiansen, F. ; Pflüger, J. ; Duch, C.
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Abstract

Insect flight is one of the fastest, most intense and most energy-demanding motor behaviors. It is modulated on multiple levels by the biogenic amine octopamine. Within the CNS, octopamine acts directly on the flight central pattern generator, and it affects motivational states. In the periphery, octopamine sensitizes sensory receptors, alters muscle contraction kinetics, and enhances flight ...

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