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    1. Neuroscience

    Sleep-active neuron specification and sleep induction require FLP-11 neuropeptides to systemically induce sleep

    Michal Turek et al.
    The mechanisms of specification and sleep induction by the single sleep-active neuron are revealed in C. elegans.
    1. Neuroscience

    Single-cell transcriptomic evidence for dense intracortical neuropeptide networks

    Stephen J Smith et al.
    Single-cell mRNA sequencing data from mouse neocortex expose evidence for peptidergic neuromodulation networks that locally interconnect every cortical neuron.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Tachykinin signaling inhibits task-specific behavioral responsiveness in honeybee workers

    Bin Han et al.
    Neuropeptide tachykinin signaling acts as master regulator of behavioral specialization in honeybees by differentially modulating worker responsiveness to task-specific stimuli.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Developmental evolution of the forebrain in cavefish, from natural variations in neuropeptides to behavior

    Alexandre Alié et al.
    A comparative approach shows that developmental evolution of neuropeptidergic neuronal groups in the hypothalamus of blind cavefish drives adaptive behavioral evolution.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuropeptide VF neurons promote sleep via the serotonergic raphe

    Daniel A Lee et al.
    Experiments using zebrafish identify a novel sleep-promoting neuronal circuit in which hypothalamic NPVF neurons promote sleep via the hindbrain serotonergic raphe nuclei, which promote sleep in both zebrafish and mice.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Stereotyped responses of Drosophila peptidergic neuronal ensemble depend on downstream neuromodulators

    Wilson Mena et al.
    The response of the peptidergic neurons that control a stereotyped behavior depends on the actions of a triggering neuropeptide, downstream neuropeptides and GABA inhibitory influences.
    1. Neuroscience

    Homeostasis in C. elegans sleep is characterized by two behaviorally and genetically distinct mechanisms

    Stanislav Nagy et al.
    The sleep cycle of nematode worms adjusts to compensate for sleep disturbances, with neuropeptide Y involved in the response to minor disruptions, and the transcription factor DAF-16/FOXO in the response to major disruptions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Highly redundant neuropeptide volume co-transmission underlying episodic activation of the GnRH neuron dendron

    Xinhuai Liu et al.
    The arcuate nucleus kisspeptin neurons express multiple transmitters but use only the neuropeptide kisspeptin to drive the episodic secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neurosecretory protein GL stimulates food intake, de novo lipogenesis, and onset of obesity

    Eiko Iwakoshi-Ukena et al.
    Neurosecretory protein GL, a previously unknown mammalian neuropeptide, is a novel hypothalamic factor which regulates feeding behavior and peripheral lipogenesis in animals.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sustained NPY signaling enables AgRP neurons to drive feeding

    Yiming Chen et al.
    A specific neuropeptide is responsible for the ability of AgRP neurons to generate long-lasting hunger.