Important Papers

[1] Worm thermotaxis: a model system for analyzing thermosensation and neural plasticity

  • Ikue Mori, Hiroyuki Sasakura, Atsushi Kuhara
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology Volume 17, Issue 6, December 2007, Pages 712–719
  • Elucidation of the principal mechanism for sensory transduction, learning and memory is a fundamental question in neurobiology.
  • The simple nervous system composed of only 302 neurons and the description of neural wiring combined with developed imaging techniques facilitate cellular and circuit level analysis of behavior in the nematode C. elegans.
  • Recent comprehensive analysis of worm thermotaxis, an experience-modulated behavior, has begun to reveal molecular, cellular, and neural circuit basis of thermosensation and neural plasticity.
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