Polymodal Nociception in Drosophila Requires Alternative Splicing of TrpA1

Pengyu Gu, Jiaxin Gong, Ye Shang, Fei Wang, Kendra T. Ruppell, Zhiguo Ma, Amy E. Sheehan, Marc R. Freeman, Yang Xiang

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Gu et al. demonstrate that heat and UVC light preferentially activate distinct Drosophila TrpA1 isoforms in vivo, and polymodal nociception requires co-expression of TrpA1-C and TrpA1-D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3961-3973.e6
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Drosophila
  • TrpA1
  • alternative splicing
  • genome engineering
  • nociception
  • polymodal nociceptors
  • thermogenetics
  • transient receptor potential
  • translational reporters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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