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CELL TYPE LINEAGE LOCATION NEUROTRANSMITTER ASSOCIATED GLIA

AWAL
AWAR

Sensory neuron (Odorsensory)

AB plaapapaa
AB praapapaa
Lateral ganglia of head Not known AMsh and AMso
DESCRIPTION

Amphid wing "A" cells. Have ciliated sheet-like sensory endings closely associated with amphid sheath

Functions:Chemotaxis to diacetyl, pyrazine, trimethylthiazole (Bargmann C.I. et al 1993)

Receptor expression: Express 7-TM diacetyl receptor ODR-10 (Sengupta P. et al 1996; Zhang Y. et al 1997). Express TRPV (mammalian capsaicin receptor-like channel) proteins OSM-9 (Colbert H.A. et al 1997)and OCR-1 and OCR-2 (Tobin D.et al 2002).