In MoW: ADA
In WormWiring: ADALh, ADARh, ADALm, ADARm
In Wormbase: ADA, ADAL, ADAR
Lineage: AB plapaaaapp, AB prapaaaapp
Location: Cell bodies are located on the lateral sides of the head, at the level of the second bulb of the pharynx.
Description: Integrative ring interneurons. Each ADA neuron process travels within the deirid commissure to enter the retrovesicular ganglion neuropil. This process then travels anteriorly to the nerve ring where it runs dorsally near the center of the ring neuropil. It meets its contralateral partner at the dorsal midline and makes gap junctions with it.
- Possibly FLP-8, a FMRFamide-like peptide
- PDF-1; pigment dispensing factor homolog
(Loer, 2010; Janssen et al., 2009; Li and Kim, 2008; Lee et al.,1999)
(Altun et al, 2009; Chuang et al, 2007)
Receptor expression: Unknown
Function: Unknown. However, topological cluster analyses suggest ADA may be involved in chemosensation (Sohn et al., 2011)