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CELL TYPE LINEAGE LOCATION NEUROTRANSMITTER ASSOCIATED GLIA

LUAL
LUAR

Interneuron

ABplpppaapap
ABprpppaapap

Left and right lumbar ganglia.

Express neuropeptide-like protein, NLP-13 (Nathoo A. et al 2001).

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DESCRIPTION

Interneuron.

Functions: Suggested to be a "connector cell" between the PLM touch cells and AVA/D interneurons since they send short processes into the posterior portion of the VC and form chemical synapses with AVA/D interneurons (Chalfie et al, 1985).However, laser ablation does not lead to any abnormalities of movement or touch sensitivity (Chalfie et al, 1985) and no role in tap-withdrawal reflex has been found (Wicks and Rankin 1995).

Receptor expression: Express glutamate receptor subunit GLR-5 (Brockie P.J. et al 2001). Express a splice variant of the tyramine receptor SER-2 (Tsalik E. L. et al, 2003).