Amrein, Hubert individual record

My broad research interests are concerned with the sensory perception of the external chemical world. The central questions investigated in our laboratory are concerned with how animals detect and discriminate among the thousands of different chemical signals that \"flood\" the olfactory and taste organs. Our laboratory uses Drosophila as a model to study these problems because the Drosophilachemosensory systems are structurally and functionally very similar to those of mammals, yet they are smaller and somewhat less complex, which makes them excellent models to investigate the molecular and neural basis of olfaction and taste.

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Academic Articles40
  • Miyamoto, T., Wright, G., & Amrein, H. (2013). Nutrient sensors. Current biology : CB. 23(9), r369-r373.
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  • Miyamoto, T., Chen, Y., Slone, J., & Amrein, H. (2013). Identification of a Drosophila Glucose Receptor Using Ca2+ Imaging of Single Chemosensory Neurons. PLoS ONE. 8(2), e56304-e56304.
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  • Mishra, D., Miyamoto, T., Rezenom, Y. H., Broussard, A., Yavuz, A., Slone, J., Russell, D. H., & Amrein, H. (2013). The Molecular Basis of Sugar Sensing in Drosophila Larvae. Current biology : CB. 23(15), 1466-1471.
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  • Miyamoto, T., Slone, J., Song, X., & Amrein, H. (2012). A Fructose Receptor Functions as a Nutrient Sensor in the Drosophila Brain. Cell. 151(5), 1113-1125.
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  • Wang, L., Han, X., Mehren, J., Hiroi, M., Billeter, J., Miyamoto, T., ... Anderson, D. J. (2011). Hierarchical chemosensory regulation of male-male social interactions in Drosophila. Nature Neuroscience. 14(6), 757-762.
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  • Amrein, H. (2016). Mechanism of Taste Perception in Drosophila. Chemosensory Transduction: The Detection of Odors, Tastes, and Other Chemostimuli. (pp. 245-269). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers10
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Molecular And Cellular Medicine; College of Medicine; 1348 MREB 2
Bryan, TX 77807