sense organs

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Summary: Specialized organs adapted for the reception of stimuli by the NERVOUS SYSTEM.

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  1. Pelosi P, Zhou J, Ban L, Calvello M. Soluble proteins in insect chemical communication. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2006;63:1658-76 pubmed
    ..Finally, we discuss current ideas and models of the role of such proteins in insect chemoreception...
  2. Cayirlioglu P, Kadow I, Zhan X, Okamura K, Suh G, Gunning D, et al. Hybrid neurons in a microRNA mutant are putative evolutionary intermediates in insect CO2 sensory systems. Science. 2008;319:1256-60 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that this hybrid ORN reveals a cellular intermediate in the evolution of species-specific behaviors elicited by CO2...
  3. Chanet S, Vodovar N, Mayau V, Schweisguth F. Genome engineering-based analysis of Bearded family genes reveals both functional redundancy and a nonessential function in lateral inhibition in Drosophila. Genetics. 2009;182:1101-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that inhibition of Neur-Delta interaction by Brd family members is part of the feedback loop that underlies lateral inhibition in Drosophila...
  4. Yamasaki Y, Nishida Y. Mi-2 chromatin remodeling factor functions in sensory organ development through proneural gene repression in Drosophila. Dev Growth Differ. 2006;48:411-8 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that the Drosophila Mi-2/NuRD complex functions in neuronal differentiation through the repression of proneural gene expression by chromatin remodeling and histone deacetylation...
  5. Sweeney L, Couto A, Chou Y, Berdnik D, Dickson B, Luo L, et al. Temporal target restriction of olfactory receptor neurons by Semaphorin-1a/PlexinA-mediated axon-axon interactions. Neuron. 2007;53:185-200 pubmed
    ..We propose that Sema-1a/PlexinA-mediated repulsion provides a mechanism by which early-arriving ORN axons constrain the target choices of late-arriving axons...
  6. Göbbeler K, Klussmann Kolb A. A comparative ultrastructural investigation of the cephalic sensory organs in Opisthobranchia (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Tissue Cell. 2007;39:399-414 pubmed
  7. Zube C, Kleineidam C, Kirschner S, Neef J, Rossler W. Organization of the olfactory pathway and odor processing in the antennal lobe of the ant Camponotus floridanus. J Comp Neurol. 2008;506:425-41 pubmed
    ..The structure-function analyses contribute new insights into important aspects of odor processing in a highly advanced insect olfactory system...
  8. Cummins S, de Vries M, Hill K, Boehning D, Nagle G. Gene identification and evidence for expression of G protein alpha subunits, phospholipase C, and an inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor in Aplysia californica rhinophore. Genomics. 2007;90:110-20 pubmed
  9. Streit A. The preplacodal region: an ectodermal domain with multipotential progenitors that contribute to sense organs and cranial sensory ganglia. Int J Dev Biol. 2007;51:447-61 pubmed
    The otic primordium belongs to a group of related structures, the sensory placodes that contribute to the paired sense organs - ear, eye and olfactory epithelium - and to the distal parts of the cranial sensory ganglia...
  10. Castro B, Barolo S, Bailey A, Posakony J. Lateral inhibition in proneural clusters: cis-regulatory logic and default repression by Suppressor of Hairless. Development. 2005;132:3333-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work elucidates the regulatory logic by which N signaling and the proneural proteins cooperate to create the neural precursor/epidermal cell fate distinction during lateral inhibition...

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  1. Pelosi P, Zhou J, Ban L, Calvello M. Soluble proteins in insect chemical communication. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2006;63:1658-76 pubmed
    ..Finally, we discuss current ideas and models of the role of such proteins in insect chemoreception...
  2. Cayirlioglu P, Kadow I, Zhan X, Okamura K, Suh G, Gunning D, et al. Hybrid neurons in a microRNA mutant are putative evolutionary intermediates in insect CO2 sensory systems. Science. 2008;319:1256-60 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that this hybrid ORN reveals a cellular intermediate in the evolution of species-specific behaviors elicited by CO2...
  3. Chanet S, Vodovar N, Mayau V, Schweisguth F. Genome engineering-based analysis of Bearded family genes reveals both functional redundancy and a nonessential function in lateral inhibition in Drosophila. Genetics. 2009;182:1101-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that inhibition of Neur-Delta interaction by Brd family members is part of the feedback loop that underlies lateral inhibition in Drosophila...
  4. Yamasaki Y, Nishida Y. Mi-2 chromatin remodeling factor functions in sensory organ development through proneural gene repression in Drosophila. Dev Growth Differ. 2006;48:411-8 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that the Drosophila Mi-2/NuRD complex functions in neuronal differentiation through the repression of proneural gene expression by chromatin remodeling and histone deacetylation...
  5. Sweeney L, Couto A, Chou Y, Berdnik D, Dickson B, Luo L, et al. Temporal target restriction of olfactory receptor neurons by Semaphorin-1a/PlexinA-mediated axon-axon interactions. Neuron. 2007;53:185-200 pubmed
    ..We propose that Sema-1a/PlexinA-mediated repulsion provides a mechanism by which early-arriving ORN axons constrain the target choices of late-arriving axons...
  6. Göbbeler K, Klussmann Kolb A. A comparative ultrastructural investigation of the cephalic sensory organs in Opisthobranchia (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Tissue Cell. 2007;39:399-414 pubmed
  7. Zube C, Kleineidam C, Kirschner S, Neef J, Rossler W. Organization of the olfactory pathway and odor processing in the antennal lobe of the ant Camponotus floridanus. J Comp Neurol. 2008;506:425-41 pubmed
    ..The structure-function analyses contribute new insights into important aspects of odor processing in a highly advanced insect olfactory system...
  8. Cummins S, de Vries M, Hill K, Boehning D, Nagle G. Gene identification and evidence for expression of G protein alpha subunits, phospholipase C, and an inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor in Aplysia californica rhinophore. Genomics. 2007;90:110-20 pubmed
  9. Streit A. The preplacodal region: an ectodermal domain with multipotential progenitors that contribute to sense organs and cranial sensory ganglia. Int J Dev Biol. 2007;51:447-61 pubmed
    The otic primordium belongs to a group of related structures, the sensory placodes that contribute to the paired sense organs - ear, eye and olfactory epithelium - and to the distal parts of the cranial sensory ganglia...
  10. Castro B, Barolo S, Bailey A, Posakony J. Lateral inhibition in proneural clusters: cis-regulatory logic and default repression by Suppressor of Hairless. Development. 2005;132:3333-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Our work elucidates the regulatory logic by which N signaling and the proneural proteins cooperate to create the neural precursor/epidermal cell fate distinction during lateral inhibition...
  11. Biryukova I, Heitzler P. The Drosophila LIM-homeo domain protein Islet antagonizes pro-neural cell specification in the peripheral nervous system. Dev Biol. 2005;288:559-70 pubmed
    ..The differential affinities of these binding-factors and their precise stoichiometry are crucial in specifying pre-patterns within the different pro-neural clusters...
  12. Nishino H, Nishikawa M, Yokohari F, Mizunami M. Dual, multilayered somatosensory maps formed by antennal tactile and contact chemosensory afferents in an insect brain. J Comp Neurol. 2005;493:291-308 pubmed
    ..These observations suggest that touch and taste positional information from the antenna is precisely represented in primary centers in a modality-specific manner...
  13. Kanuka H, Kuranaga E, Takemoto K, Hiratou T, Okano H, Miura M. Drosophila caspase transduces Shaggy/GSK-3beta kinase activity in neural precursor development. EMBO J. 2005;24:3793-806 pubmed
    ..These results imply a novel role for caspases in modulating cell signaling pathways through substrate cleavage in neural precursor development...
  14. Eberl D, Boekhoff Falk G. Development of Johnston's organ in Drosophila. Int J Dev Biol. 2007;51:679-87 pubmed
    ..Finally, we discuss further research directions that would probe remaining questions in understanding Johnston's organ development, function and evolution...
  15. Wolf H. The pectine organs of the scorpion, Vaejovis spinigerus: structure and (glomerular) central projections. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2008;37:67-80 pubmed
    ..The somatotopic projection of pectin receptors may be related to the use of the pectines in chemosensory orientation to substrate-bound chemicals, and in active sensing...
  16. Jafar Nejad H, Andrews H, Acar M, Bayat V, Wirtz Peitz F, Mehta S, et al. Sec15, a component of the exocyst, promotes notch signaling during the asymmetric division of Drosophila sensory organ precursors. Dev Cell. 2005;9:351-63 pubmed
    ..Our data indicate that Sec15 mediates a specific vesicle trafficking event to ensure proper neuronal fate specification in Drosophila...
  17. Pierce M, Weston M, Fritzsch B, Gabel H, Ruvkun G, Soukup G. MicroRNA-183 family conservation and ciliated neurosensory organ expression. Evol Dev. 2008;10:106-13 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that miR-183 family members contribute specifically to neurosensory development or function, and that extant metazoan sensory organs are derived from cells that share genetic programs of common evolutionary origin...
  18. Tootoonian S, Coen P, Kawai R, Murthy M. Neural representations of courtship song in the Drosophila brain. J Neurosci. 2012;32:787-98 pubmed publisher
    ..Our recordings inform how downstream circuits may read out behaviorally relevant information from central neurons in the AMMC...
  19. Shah Z. Morphology, ultrastructure, and probable functions of the sense organs on the ovipositor stylets of the hymenoptran parasitoid, Venturia canescens (Gravenhorst). Microsc Res Tech. 2012;75:876-83 pubmed publisher
    ..wasp, Venturia canescens (Gravenhorst) (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), the ultrastructure and morphology of the sense organs on the dorsal and ventral stylets of the ovipositor were examined using scanning and transmission electron ..
  20. Ebacher D, Todi S, Eberl D, Boekhoff Falk G. Cut mutant Drosophila auditory organs differentiate abnormally and degenerate. Fly (Austin). 2007;1:86-94 pubmed
    ..We speculate that Cut functions in conjunction with these factors to regulate transcription of as yet unidentified targets...
  21. von Bartheld C, Giannessi F. The paratympanic organ: a barometer and altimeter in the middle ear of birds?. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2011;316:402-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our review summarizes the current state of knowledge of the PTO and draws attention to the astounding lack of information about the unique and largely unexplored sensory modality of barometric perception...
  22. Singer J, Glowatzki E, Moser T, Strowbridge B, Bhandawat V, Sampath A. Functional properties of synaptic transmission in primary sense organs. J Neurosci. 2009;29:12802-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The continuous matching of presynaptic and postsynaptic responsiveness highlight how the primary sensory organs have been optimized and can be modulated to resolve sparse sensory signals and to encode the entire range of receptor output...
  23. Biryukova I, Heitzler P. Drosophila C-terminal binding protein, dCtBP is required for sensory organ prepattern and sharpens proneural transcriptional activity of the GATA factor Pnr. Dev Biol. 2008;323:64-75 pubmed publisher
  24. Kuranaga E, Kanuka H, Tonoki A, Takemoto K, Tomioka T, Kobayashi M, et al. Drosophila IKK-related kinase regulates nonapoptotic function of caspases via degradation of IAPs. Cell. 2006;126:583-96 pubmed
    ..Our results demonstrate that DmIKKvarepsilon is a determinant of DIAP1 protein levels and that it establishes the threshold of activity required for the execution of nonapoptotic caspase functions...
  25. Wakamatsu Y. Mutual repression between Pax3 and Pax6 is involved in the positioning of ophthalmic trigeminal placode in avian embryo. Dev Growth Differ. 2011;53:994-1003 pubmed publisher
    Cranial sense organs and a subset of cranial sensory neurons are generated from placodes, thickenings of the ectoderm...
  26. Bakken G, Krochmal A. The imaging properties and sensitivity of the facial pits of pitvipers as determined by optical and heat-transfer analysis. J Exp Biol. 2007;210:2801-10 pubmed
    ..As the ancestral facial pit was likely less sensitive than the current organ, objects with strong thermal signals, such as habitat features, were needed to drive the evolution of this remarkable sense...
  27. Modrell M, Buckley D, Baker C. Molecular analysis of neurogenic placode development in a basal ray-finned fish. Genesis. 2011;49:278-94 pubmed publisher
    ..are transient, thickened patches of embryonic vertebrate head ectoderm that give rise to the paired peripheral sense organs and most neurons in cranial sensory ganglia...
  28. Koto A, Kuranaga E, Miura M. Apoptosis ensures spacing pattern formation of Drosophila sensory organs. Curr Biol. 2011;21:278-87 pubmed publisher
    ..SOP selection is spatially and temporally regulated; however, the dynamic process of precise pattern formation is not clearly understood...
  29. Bailey A, Bhattacharyya S, Bronner Fraser M, Streit A. Lens specification is the ground state of all sensory placodes, from which FGF promotes olfactory identity. Dev Cell. 2006;11:505-17 pubmed
    The sense organs of the vertebrate head comprise structures as varied as the eye, inner ear, and olfactory epithelium...
  30. Qiu Y, van Loon J, Takken W, Meijerink J, Smid H. Olfactory Coding in Antennal Neurons of the Malaria Mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Chem Senses. 2006;31:845-63 pubmed
    ..Modulation of host-seeking and oviposition behavior is associated with both qualitative and quantitative changes in the peripheral sensory system...
  31. Schlosser G. Making senses development of vertebrate cranial placodes. Int Rev Cell Mol Biol. 2010;283:129-234 pubmed publisher
    ..olfactory, lens, otic, lateral line, profundal/trigeminal, and epibranchial placodes) give rise to many sense organs and ganglia of the vertebrate head...
  32. Hilgers V, Bushati N, Cohen S. Drosophila microRNAs 263a/b confer robustness during development by protecting nascent sense organs from apoptosis. PLoS Biol. 2010;8:e1000396 pubmed publisher
    miR-263a/b are members of a conserved family of microRNAs that are expressed in peripheral sense organs across the animal kingdom...
  33. Ghaninia M, Hansson B, Ignell R. The antennal lobe of the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae - innervation and three-dimensional reconstruction. Arthropod Struct Dev. 2007;36:23-39 pubmed
    ..This finding, in both A. gambiae and A. aegypti, may shed new light upon the development and function of the olfactory system...
  34. Rajan A, Tien A, Haueter C, Schulze K, Bellen H. The Arp2/3 complex and WASp are required for apical trafficking of Delta into microvilli during cell fate specification of sensory organ precursors. Nat Cell Biol. 2009;11:815-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data indicate that WASp-dependent Arp2/3 actin polymerization is crucial for apical presentation of Delta, providing a mechanistic link between actin polymerization and Notch signalling...
  35. Wilkens V, Purschke G. Pigmented eyes, photoreceptor-like sense organs and central nervous system in the polychaete Scoloplos armiger (Orbiniidae, Annelida) and their phylogenetic importance. J Morphol. 2009;270:1296-310 pubmed publisher
    ..Two different types of prostomial photoreceptor-like sense organs were found in juveniles and one additional in subadults...
  36. Bacaj T, Tevlin M, Lu Y, Shaham S. Glia are essential for sensory organ function in C. elegans. Science. 2008;322:744-7 pubmed publisher
    ..FIG-1 protein functions extracellularly, is essential for neuronal dye uptake, and also affects behavior. Our results suggest that glia are required for multiple aspects of sensory organ function...
  37. Emery G, Hutterer A, Berdnik D, Mayer B, Wirtz Peitz F, Gaitan M, et al. Asymmetric Rab 11 endosomes regulate delta recycling and specify cell fate in the Drosophila nervous system. Cell. 2005;122:763-73 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that cells can regulate signaling pathways and influence their developmental fate by inhibiting the formation of individual endocytic compartments...
  38. Perens E, Shaham S. C. elegans daf-6 encodes a patched-related protein required for lumen formation. Dev Cell. 2005;8:893-906 pubmed
    ..We propose that amphid lumen morphogenesis is coordinated by neuron-derived cues and a DAF-6/CHE-14 system that regulates vesicle dynamics during tubulogenesis...
  39. Herlyn H, Martini N, Ehlers U. Organisation of the praesoma of Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Van Cleave, 1921) (Acanthocephala: Eoacanthocephala), with special reference to the lateral sense organs and musculature. Syst Parasitol. 2001;50:105-16 pubmed
    ..ambiguus was studied at the light and the electron microscope level, with special reference to the lateral sense organs and the musculature, in order to substantiate the basal pattern of the Acanthocephala and to analyse the ..
  40. Vogt R, Rogers M, Franco M, Sun M. A comparative study of odorant binding protein genes: differential expression of the PBP1-GOBP2 gene cluster in Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera) and the organization of OBP genes in Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera). J Exp Biol. 2002;205:719-44 pubmed
    ..This study provides a basis for studying the evolution of the OBP gene family, the regulatory mechanisms governing the coordinated expression of OBPs, ORs and ODEs, and the processes that determine specific sensillum phenotypes...
  41. Moore A, Jan L, Jan Y. hamlet, a binary genetic switch between single- and multiple- dendrite neuron morphology. Science. 2002;297:1355-8 pubmed
    ..Moreover, hamlet expression induced in MD neurons undergoing dendrite outgrowth drastically reduces arbor branching...
  42. Todi S, Sharma Y, Eberl D. Anatomical and molecular design of the Drosophila antenna as a flagellar auditory organ. Microsc Res Tech. 2004;63:388-99 pubmed
    ..Based on evidence gathered from these studies, we propose a speculative model for how the chordotonal organ might function...
  43. Badenhorst P, Finch J, Travers A. Tramtrack co-operates to prevent inappropriate neural development in Drosophila. Mech Dev. 2002;117:87-101 pubmed
    ..We show that the Ttk BTB domain is a protein-protein interaction motif mediating tetramer formation...
  44. Fichelson P, Gho M. The glial cell undergoes apoptosis in the microchaete lineage of Drosophila. Development. 2003;130:123-33 pubmed
    ..Finally, we present evidences showing that glial cells are committed to apoptosis independently of gcm and prospero expression. We suggest that apoptosis is triggered by a cell autonomous mechanism...
  45. Krieger J, Klink O, Mohl C, Raming K, Breer H. A candidate olfactory receptor subtype highly conserved across different insect orders. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2003;189:519-26 pubmed
    ..This, together with the high degree of conservation suggests that this unique receptor subtype may fulfill a special function in chemosensory neurons of insects...
  46. Ghysen A, Thomas R. The formation of sense organs in Drosophila: a logical approach. Bioessays. 2003;25:802-7 pubmed
    ..e., of its possible evolutions and of its reactions to fluctuations and perturbations...
  47. Campuzano S. Emc, a negative HLH regulator with multiple functions in Drosophila development. Oncogene. 2001;20:8299-307 pubmed
    ..However, while maintaining this repressive molecular mechanism, emc also appears to act as a positive regulator of differentiation...
  48. Gopfert M, Robert D. The mechanical basis of Drosophila audition. J Exp Biol. 2002;205:1199-208 pubmed
  49. Rogers M, Krieger J, Vogt R. Antennal SNMPs (sensory neuron membrane proteins) of Lepidoptera define a unique family of invertebrate CD36-like proteins. J Neurobiol. 2001;49:47-61 pubmed publisher
    ..The SNMPs are the only identified neuronal members of the CD36 family, and as such expand the activities of this gene family into roles influencing brain function and behavioral action...
  50. Orgogozo V, Schweisguth F, Bellaiche Y. Binary cell death decision regulated by unequal partitioning of Numb at mitosis. Development. 2002;129:4677-84 pubmed
    ..Our study also indicates that regulation of programmed cell death modulates the final pattern of sensory organs in a segment-specific manner...
  51. Jafar Nejad H, Acar M, Nolo R, Lacin H, Pan H, Parkhurst S, et al. Senseless acts as a binary switch during sensory organ precursor selection. Genes Dev. 2003;17:2966-78 pubmed
    ..In the presumptive SOPs that express high levels of Sens, it acts as a transcriptional activator and synergizes with proneural proteins. We therefore propose that Sens acts as a binary switch that is fundamental to SOP selection...
  52. Kohler M, Moyà Solà S. Reduction of brain and sense organs in the fossil insular bovid Myotragus. Brain Behav Evol. 2004;63:125-40 pubmed
    ..provides evidence that this animal underwent significant changes (reduction) in the relative size of brain and sense organs after geographic isolation at the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (Miocene-Pliocene boundary, 5.2 Mya)...
  53. Lai E, Orgogozo V. A hidden program in Drosophila peripheral neurogenesis revealed: fundamental principles underlying sensory organ diversity. Dev Biol. 2004;269:1-17 pubmed
    ..We propose that most Drosophila sensory organs are built from an archetypal lineage, and we speculate about how this stereotyped pattern of cell divisions may have been built during evolution...
  54. Hallem E, Ho M, Carlson J. The molecular basis of odor coding in the Drosophila antenna. Cell. 2004;117:965-79 pubmed
    ..Receptors vary widely in their breadth of tuning, and odorants vary widely in the number of receptors they activate. Together, these properties provide a molecular basis for odor coding by the receptor repertoire of an olfactory organ...
  55. Orgogozo V, Schweisguth F. Evolution of the larval peripheral nervous system in Drosophila species has involved a change in sensory cell lineage. Dev Genes Evol. 2004;214:442-52 pubmed
    ..Our analysis of sensory organ development in D. busckii suggests that this specific loss resulted from a transformation in cell lineage, from a multidendritic-neuron-external-sensory-organ lineage to a multidendritic-neuron-solo lineage...
  56. Brugmann S, Moody S. Induction and specification of the vertebrate ectodermal placodes: precursors of the cranial sensory organs. Biol Cell. 2005;97:303-19 pubmed
    ..Herein we review recent findings on the induction and specification of the pre-placodal ectoderm, and the transcription factors that are involved in regulating placode fate and initial differentiation...
  57. Pezier A, Blagburn J. Auditory responses of engrailed and invected-expressing Johnston's Organ neurons in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e71419 pubmed publisher
    ..inv-GAL4 88B12 and Gyc?100B-GAL4 12G03 express in different subsets of A group neurons and CG12484-GAL4 91G04 is expressed in B neurons. All three contribute to the auditory response to 200 Hz tones...
  58. Kusafuka K, Kameya T. Juxtaoral organ of Chievitz, radiologically suspicious for invasion of lingual squamous cell carcinoma. Pathol Int. 2007;57:754-6 pubmed
  59. Tamm S. Functional consequences of the asymmetric architecture of the ctenophore statocyst. Biol Bull. 2015;229:173-84 pubmed
    ..The asymmetric architecture of the ctenophore statocyst thus has functional consequences, but a possible adaptive value is not known. ..
  60. Amato V, Vina E, Calavia M, Guerrera M, Laura R, Navarro M, et al. TRPV4 in the sensory organs of adult zebrafish. Microsc Res Tech. 2012;75:89-96 pubmed publisher
  61. Wilson R, Laurent G. Role of GABAergic inhibition in shaping odor-evoked spatiotemporal patterns in the Drosophila antennal lobe. J Neurosci. 2005;25:9069-79 pubmed
  62. Freitas R, Zhang G, Albert J, Evans D, Cohn M. Developmental origin of shark electrosensory organs. Evol Dev. 2006;8:74-80 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that Eph-Ephrin signaling may establish an early molecular map for neural crest migration, axon guidance and placodal morphogenesis during development of the shark electrosensory system...