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Plasticity of pheromone-mediated avoidance behavior inC. elegans
- Plasticity of pheromone-mediated avoidance behavior inC. elegans
- Cheon, Yong Jin; Hwang, Hyeonjeong; Kim, Kyuhyung
- DGIST Authors
- Kim, Kyuhyung
- Issue Date
- Journal of Neurogenetics, 34(3-4), 420-426
- Article Type
- Author Keywords
- Pheromone; avoidance behavior; plasticity; C; elegans
- CAENORHABDITIS-ELEGANS; NERVOUS-SYSTEM; C-ELEGANS; RESPONSES; ATTRACTION; PATHWAYS; CIRCUITS; NEURONS; MEMORY; STATE
- Caenorhabditis elegans secretes a complex cocktail of small chemicals collectively called ascaroside pheromones which serves as a chemical language for intra-species communication. Subsets of ascarosides have been shown to mediate a broad spectrum of C. elegans behavior and development, such as gender-specific attraction, repulsion, aggregation, olfactory plasticity, and dauer formation. Recent studies show that specific components of ascarosides elicit a rapid avoidance response that allows animals to avoid predators and escape from unfavorable conditions. Moreover, this avoidance behavior is modulated by external conditions, internal states, and previous experience, indicating that pheromone avoidance behavior is highly plastic. In this review, we describe molecular and circuit mechanisms underlying plasticity in pheromone avoidance behavior which pave a way to better understanding circuit mechanisms underlying behavioral plasticity in higher animals, including humans. © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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The K. Kim Lab of Neurobehavior and Neural Circuits
Neurobehavior; Neural Circuit; Neurodevelopment; 신경회로; 신경행동; 신경발생; 신경유전학
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