Touch receptors

  • Article
    | Open Access

    How different sensory modalities interact to control feeding is poorly understood. Here, authors show that in Drosophila, activation of labellar mechanosensory neurons causes inhibition of sweet-sensing gustatory receptor neurons, as a result, Drosophilaprefer soft food at the expense of sweetness.

    • Yong Taek Jeong
    • , Soo Min Oh
    •  & Seok Jun Moon
  • Article
    | Open Access

    The stomatin domain protein STOML3 is required for the sensation of touch. Here, Poole et al.show that STOML3 enhances the activity of mechanosensitive Piezo1 and Piezo2 ion channels by reducing their activation thresholds, and that it achieves this through its stomatin domain.

    • Kate Poole
    • , Regina Herget
    •  & Gary R. Lewin