E-MEXP-3798 - Transcription profiling by array of Drosophila melanogaster mushroom bodies to gain insight into cellular properties of mushroom body neurons
Released on 10 January 2013, last updated on 19 October 2015
The Drosophila melanogaster mushroom bodies (MBs) are brain structures critical for olfactory memory. The approximately 2000 intrinsic MB neurons are divisible into alpha/beta neurons, alpha'/beta' neurons and gamma neurons by morphology and roles in memory processing. It has also been shown that the different subtypes of MB neurons have different function in the process of memory formation. This difference in function, suggested to us that different types of MB neurons might have different expression profiles. In this study, we used cell-type specific gene expression profiling to gain insight into cellular properties of MB neurons.
transcription profiling by array, cell type comparison, co-expression, replicate
Transposition-driven genomic heterogeneity in the Drosophila brain. Perrat PN1, DasGupta S, Wang J, Theurkauf W, Weng Z, Rosbash M, Waddell S. , Europe PMC 23559253