eat-5 and unc-7 represent a multigene family in Caenorhabditis elegans involved in cell-cell coupling

Abstract

The Drosophila melanogaster genes Passover and l(1)ogre and the Caenorhabditis elegans gene unc-7 define a gene family whose function is not known. We have isolated and characterized the C. elegans gene eat-5, which is required for synchronized pharyngeal muscle contractions, and find that it is a new member of this family. Simultaneous electrical and video… (More)

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