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CELL TYPE LINEAGE LOCATION NEUROTRANSMITTER ASSOCIATED GLIA

AVL

Polymodal (Interneuron/motor neuron)

ABprpappaap

Ventral ganglion

GABA

(Eastman C.L. et al. 1999)

None
DESCRIPTION

An excitatory motor neuron for enteric muscles as well as a ring and ventral cord interneuron, few synapses.


Functions: Defecation. AVL and DVB are excitatory GABAergic motor neurons for the enteric muscles (Avery L. and Thomas J.H. 1997; McIntire S.L. et al 1993). Together with DVB, activates expulsion muscle contraction (E.p or EMC), also required for anterior body contraction (aBoc) step in defecation motor program (DMP).


Receptor expression: Not known