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The Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Dα7 Is Required for an Escape Behavior inDrosophila

  • Amir Fayyazuddin,

    Affiliations: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Mahira A Zaheer,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • P. Robin Hiesinger,

    Affiliations: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Hugo J Bellen mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: hbellen@bcm.tmc.edu

    Affiliations: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: February 28, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040063

About the Authors

Amir Fayyazuddin, P. Robin Hiesinger, Hugo J Bellen
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Amir Fayyazuddin, Mahira A Zaheer, P. Robin Hiesinger, Hugo J Bellen
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Hugo J Bellen
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Hugo J Bellen
Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hbellen@bcm.tmc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AF and HJB conceived and designed the experiments. AF, MAZ, and PRH performed the experiments. AF and PRH analyzed the data. AF and HJB wrote the paper.