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CELL TYPE LINEAGE LOCATION NEUROTRANSMITTER ASSOCIATED GLIA

MI

Pharyngeal motor, interneuron

AB.araappaaa

Pharynx anterior
bulb

Unknown

None
DESCRIPTION

MI is a unipolar neuron which is located in the dorsal nerve cord, anterior to the pharyngeal nerve ring. Its process makes a complete turn around the ring in a clockwise or counterclockwise fashion ending in dorsal cord. This neuron makes variable synapses that often have both nerve and muscle as the post synaptic cells (see connectivity diagram below) (Albertson D. J. and Thomson J. N., 1976).

Functions: Unknown or redundant (Avery L, and Thomas J. H., 1997).

Receptor expression: Expresses glutamate receptor subunits, GLR-2 (Brockie P.J. et al 2001).