Function and Distribution of 5-HT2 Receptors in the Honeybee (Apis mellifera)

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    Function and Distribution of 5-HT[SUB]2[/SUB] Receptors in the Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
    Serotonin plays a pivotal role in regulating and modulating physiological and behavioral processes in both vertebrates and invertebrates. In the honeybee (Apis mellifera), serotonin has been implicated in division of labor, visual processing, and learning processes. Here, we present the cloning, heterologous expression, and detailed functional and pharmacological characterization of two honeybee 5-HT[SUB]2[/SUB] receptors.