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Research Article

Sex-Specific Signaling in the Blood–Brain Barrier Is Required for Male Courtship in Drosophila

  • Valbona Hoxha,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Chamala Lama,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Peter L. Chang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Sumit Saurabh,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Naiya Patel,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Nicole Olate,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Brigitte Dauwalder mail

    bdauwalder@uh.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: January 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003217

About the Authors

Valbona Hoxha, Chamala Lama, Sumit Saurabh, Naiya Patel, Nicole Olate, Brigitte Dauwalder
Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Peter L. Chang
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bdauwalder@uh.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VH CL BD. Performed the experiments: VH CL PLC SS NP NO BD. Analyzed the data: VH CL PLC SS BD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VH PLC BD. Wrote the paper: VH BD.