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dc.contributor.authorGuerrieri, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorGemeno Marín, César
dc.contributor.authorMonsempes, Christelle
dc.contributor.authorAnton, Sylvia
dc.contributor.authorJacquin-Joly, Emmanuelle
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Philippe
dc.contributor.authorDevaud, Jean-Marc
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-19T09:51:56Z
dc.date.available2015-11-19T09:51:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0022-0949
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/49002
dc.description.abstractSex pheromones are intraspecific olfactory signals emitted by one sex to attract a potential mating partner. Behavioural responses to sex pheromones are generally highly stereotyped. However, they can be modulated by experience, as male moths previously exposed to female sex pheromone respond with a lower threshold upon further detection, even after long delays. Here, we address the question of the neural mechanisms underlying such long-term modulation. As previous work has shown increased responses to pheromone in central olfactory neurons, we asked whether brief exposure to the pheromone increases input activity from olfactory receptor neurons. Males pre-exposed to sex pheromone exhibited increased peripheral sensitivity to the main pheromone component. Among nine antennal genes targeted as putatively involved in pheromone reception, one encoding a pheromone-binding protein showed significant upregulation upon exposure. In the primary olfactory centre (antennal lobe), the neural compartment processing the main pheromone component was enlarged after a brief pheromone exposure, thus suggesting enduring structural changes. We hypothesise that higher peripheral sensitivity following pre-exposure leads to increased input to the antennal lobe, thus contributing to the structural and functional reorganization underlying a stable change in behaviour.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipF.J.G. is a former scientific collaborator of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG; Germany), funded by the European Research Group in Neurosciences between the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS; France) and the MPG. C.G. was funded by the 'Programa de movilidad' Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion (MICINN), Spain. This work was supported by French National Funding Agency Grants ANR-07-NEURO-037-01 and ANR-09-BLAN-0239-01.
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherCompany of Biologists Ltd.ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.060988ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Experimental Biology, 2012, vol. 215, núm. 13, p. 2334-2341ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Company of Biologists Ltd., 2012ca_ES
dc.subjectOlfactory neuronca_ES
dc.subjectPheromoneca_ES
dc.subjectPlasticityca_ES
dc.subject.otherOlfacteca_ES
dc.subject.otherNeuronesca_ES
dc.titleExperience-dependent modulation of antennal sensitivity and input to antennal lobes in male moths (Spodoptera littoralis) pre-exposed to sex pheromoneca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec020514
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.060988


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