Gene Symbol: aex-2
Description: G-protein coupled receptor aex-2
Alias: G-protein coupled receptor aex-2
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans

Top Publications

  1. Mahoney T, Luo S, Round E, Brauner M, Gottschalk A, Thomas J, et al. Intestinal signaling to GABAergic neurons regulates a rhythmic behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:16350-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose a model whereby the intestinal genes aex-4 and aex-5 control the DMP by regulating the secretion of a signal, which activates the neuronal receptor aex-2. ..
  2. Wang H, Girskis K, Janssen T, Chan J, Dasgupta K, Knowles J, et al. Neuropeptide secreted from a pacemaker activates neurons to control a rhythmic behavior. Curr Biol. 2013;23:746-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, we propose that rhythmic release of neuropeptides can deliver temporal information from pacemakers to downstream neurons to execute rhythmic behaviors. ..
  3. Sheng M, Hosseinzadeh A, Muralidharan S, Gaur R, Selstam E, Tuck S. Aberrant fat metabolism in Caenorhabditis elegans mutants with defects in the defecation motor program. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0124515 pubmed publisher
    ..elegans is to promote the uptake of an important class of dietary nutrients. They also imply that modulation of the program might be one way in which worms adjust nutrient uptake in response to altered metabolic status. ..