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Landayan, D., Feldman, D.S., Wolf, F.W. (2018). Satiation state-dependent dopaminergic control of foraging in Drosophila.  Sci. Rep. 8(1): 5777.
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FBrf0238656
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Hunger evokes stereotypic behaviors that favor the discovery of nutrients. The neural pathways that coordinate internal and external cues to motivate foraging behaviors are only partly known. Drosophila that are food deprived increase locomotor activity, are more efficient in locating a discrete source of nutrition, and are willing to overcome adversity to obtain food. We developed a simple open field assay that allows flies to freely perform multiple steps of the foraging sequence, and we show that two distinct dopaminergic neural circuits regulate measures of foraging behaviors. One group, the PAM neurons, functions in food deprived flies while the other functions in well fed flies, and both promote foraging. These satiation state-dependent circuits converge on dopamine D1 receptor-expressing Kenyon cells of the mushroom body, where neural activity promotes foraging independent of satiation state. These findings provide evidence for active foraging in well-fed flies that is separable from hunger-driven foraging.

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PMC5893590 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    English
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    Sci. Rep.
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    Scientific reports
    ISBN/ISSN
    2045-2322
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