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Flipping the sleep switch

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Inactivation of a group of sleep-promoting neurons through dopamine signalling can cause acute or chronic wakefulness in flies, depending on changes in three different potassium-channel proteins. See Letter p.333

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Figure 1: Switch off to wake up.

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    The number of potassium-channel proteins was given incorrectly. This has now been amended.

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Dissel, S., Shaw, P. Flipping the sleep switch. Nature 536, 278–280 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18918

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