Dopamine: on the threshold of sleep. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new study examining the neural circuitry regulating sleep in Drosophila has identified a pair of dopamine neurons that signal to the fan-shaped body to suppress sleep. These neurons are separate from the dopamine neurons that regulate motivation, memory, and feeding, suggesting that independent populations of dopamine neurons regulate distinct behaviors.

published proceedings

  • Curr Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Masek, P., & Keene, A. C.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Masek, Pavel||Keene, Alex C

publication date

  • November 2012