Type: Pharyngeal interneuron (also posterior sensory?)
In MoW:
Male Wiring Project: I6
In Wormbase: I6
Lineage: MS paaapaa
Location: Pharynx posterior bulb
Description: A bipolar neuron. Its shorter process travels posteriorly, crosses from left to right subdorsally between pm6 and pm7, and then ends with a free subcuticular ending between pm5 and pm6. The longer process runs anteriorly from the


cell body to enter the nerve ring from the dorsal nerve cord, where it terminates on the dorsal side (Albertson and Thomson, 1976)
- NLP-3; neuropeptide-like protein
(Nathoo et al., 2001)
Innexin expression:
- UNC-9
(Altun et al., 2009)
Receptor expression:
- GLR-7; glutamate receptor subunit
- GLR-8; glutamate receptor subunit
(Brockie et al., 2001)
- Unknown or redundant
(Avery and Thomas, 1997)

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See also Pharynx Atlas


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I6 (MS paaapaa) development in the embryo.
Dorsal view. Bottom is left side of the embryo. Spheres indicate individual nuclei. Black sphere: ancestors of I6; dark grey spheres: apoptotic cells; other cells follow the WA color code (after they acquire specific cell or tissue identities). 0 min is fertilization. Click on the movie for higher resolution rendition (by A. Santella & Z. Bao).


Last revision: December 26, 2013