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来源: Pierre-Yves Musso et al   发布日期: 2022-03-10  访问量: 182

标签: 果蝇进食、糖传感器、糖饱腹感、神经回路

A neural circuit linking two sugar sensors regulates satiety-dependent fructose drive in Drosophila


Pierre-Yves Musso, Pierre Junca, Michael D. Gordon*

Copyright © 2021 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC).



In flies, neuronal sensors detect prandial changes in circulating fructose levels and either sustain or terminate feeding, depending on internal state. Here, we describe a three-part neural circuit that imparts satiety-dependent modulation of fructose sensing. We show that dorsal fan-shaped body neurons display oscillatory calcium activity when hemolymph glucose is high and that these oscillations require glutamatergic input from SLP-AB or “Janus” neurons projecting from the protocerebrum to the asymmetric body. Suppression of activity in this circuit, either by starvation or by genetic silencing, promotes specific drive for fructose ingestion. This is achieved through neuropeptidergic signaling by tachykinin, which is released from the fan-shaped body when glycemia is high. Tachykinin, in turn, signals to Gr43a-positive fructose sensors to modulate their response to fructose. Together, our results demonstrate how a three-layer neural circuit links the detection of two sugars to produce precise satiety-dependent control of feeding behavior.



FIG. 2. Silencing dFB neurons increases fructose feeding.

(A) Immunofluorescent detection of UAS-GFP driven by R70H05-GAL4. (B) Experimental timeline: Flies are placed at 29°C for 47 hours and starved for 18 hours, and experiments are performed at 25°C . (C) Experimental setup: One channel is filled with sugar and the other one is filled with 1% agar. (D) Effect of dFB neuron silencing on interactions with various concentrations of sucrose (5, 50, and 1000 mM; n = 16 to 21). UAS-Kirts represents UAS-Kir2.1 plus tub-Gal80ts. (E) Effect of dFB neuron silencing on interactions with various concentrations of L-glucose (5, 50, and 1000 mM; n = 10 to 19). (F) Effect of dFB neuron silencing on interactions with 50 mM D-sorbitol (n = 15). (G) Effect of dFB neuron silencing on interactions with 50 mM L-glucose mixed with various concentrations of D-sorbitol (0, 5, 50, 200, and 1000 mM; n = 10 to 16). (H) Effect of dFB neuron silencing on interactions with various concentrations of D-glucose (5, 50, and 1000 mM; n = 8 to 26). (I) Effect of dFB neuron silencing on flies’ interactions with various concentrations of fructose (5, 50, and 1000 mM; n = 11 to 17). Values represent mean ± SEM. Statistical tests: one-way ANOVA and Tukey post hoc; ns, P > 0.05; *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001.



flyPAD experiments

All flies were 5 to 9 days old at the time of the assay, and experiments were performed between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For single-tastant experiments, one channel of the arena was loaded with 3.5 μl of 1% agar mixed with a tastant. To exclude interactions due to drinking behavior, the other side was loaded with 3.5 μl of 1% agar. The tastants used were sucrose (5, 50, and 1000 mM), L-glucose (5, 50, and 1000 mM), 50 mM L-glucose combined with D-sorbitol (0, 5, 50, 500, and 1000 mM), D-glucose (5, 50, and 1000 mM), fructose (5, 50, and 1000 mM), and D-sorbitol (50 mM). For dual-tastant experiments, one channel was loaded with fructose, while the other one was loaded with D-glucose, always in an equimolar manner (5, 50, and 1000 mM). Acquisition on the flyPAD software was started, and then single flies were transferred into each arena by mouth aspiration. Experiments were run for 60 min, and the preference index (PI) for each fly was calculated as: (interactions with food 1 – interactions with food 2)/(interactions with food 1 + interactions with from food 2). Tastants were all obtained from Sigma-Aldrich.








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