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Ventral cord interneurons. AVE's have the same postsynaptic targets as AVD's, but processes of AVE's are restricted to anterior cord, ending shortly before vulva.
Functions: Command interneuron. Drive backward movement of the animal along with AVA, AVD and A-type motor neurons. See Locomotory circuit.
See Quicktime movie of confocal stack opt-3::GFP expression in AVEL, AVER ( by Christina Gleason/Miller lab)
(Fei, Y. J. et al. (2000) A novel H(+)-coupled oligopeptide transporter (OPT3) from Caenorhabditis elegans with a predominant function as a H(+) channel and an exclusive expression in neurons, J Biol Chem 275, 9563-71.). (Note that neurons shown as AVA's in this publication are actually AVE's. D. Miller, pers. comm.).