Quantitative evaluation of the influence of dopaminergic neuron on flapping locomotion

K. Azuma, H. Takahashi, T. Kan, J. Tanimura, K. Ito, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on quantitative evaluation of influence of dopamine neurons on the flight locomotion of a fruit fly (Drosophila menanogaster). The aerodynamic force was measured by MEMS triaxial forcesensor. We compared the aerodynamic force of the genetically modified flies whose dopamine neurons (DDCII) are functionally blocked with that of the wild type ones. The peak aerodynamic force generated by wild type flies was controlled smoothly. By contrast, the peak aerodynamic force generated by genetically modified flies showed rough fluctuation. The Peak variability of the wild type flies and genetically modified flies were 0.06 ± 0.04 and 0.18 ± 0.14 [-] (Average ± S.D.), respectively. The result indicated that the DDCII-expressing dopamine neurons were necessary to control their flapping flight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
Pages5-8
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 2
EventIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2013 Jan 202013 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period13/1/2013/1/24

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Azuma, K., Takahashi, H., Kan, T., Tanimura, J., Ito, K., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2013). Quantitative evaluation of the influence of dopaminergic neuron on flapping locomotion. In IEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 (pp. 5-8). [6474162] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2013.6474162