Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Three Fruit Fly Enzymes Link to Vision

“In the fruit fly Drosophila, the functions of the three enzymes Tan, Ebony and Black are closely intertwined - among other things they are involved in neurotransmitter recycling for the visual process,” says Medical News Today. “RUB researchers from the Department of Biochemistry showed for the first time that flies cannot see without this recycling. Their analysis of the enzyme Black also raises new questions as to its function. Anna Ziegler, Florian Brüsselbach and Bernhard Hovemann report in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, which chose this topic as cover story.” Read more.

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