Do flies count sheep or NMDA receptors to go to sleep?

Seana Lymer, Justin Blau

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Abstract

The drive to sleep increases the longer that we stay awake, but this process is poorly understood at the cellular level. Now, Liu et al. show that the plasticity of a small group of neurons in the Drosophila central brain is a key component of the sleep homeostat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1310-1311
Number of pages2
JournalCell
Volume165
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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