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- Mahoney, Timothy R.; Luo, Shuo; Round, Elaine K.; Brauner, Martin; Gottschalk, Alexander; Thomas, James H.; Nonet, Michael L.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2008 v.105 no.42 pp. 16350-16355
- G-protein coupled receptors, etc ; Caenorhabditis elegans; cations; defecation; genes; integument; intestinal mucosa; models; muscle contraction; muscles; mutants; neurons; secretion; signal transduction; synapse; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... The Caenorhabditis elegans defecation motor program (DMP) is a highly coordinated rhythmic behavior that requires two GABAergic neurons that synapse onto the enteric muscles. One class of DMP mutants, called anterior body wall muscle contraction and expulsion defective (aex) mutants, exhibits similar defects to those caused by the loss of these two neurons. Here, we demonstrate that aex-2 encodes ...
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