Gene Symbol: vachtp
Description: vesicular acetylcholine transporter
Alias: Ci-ChAT, Ci-vAChTP, Slc18a3, vesicular acetylcholine transporter
Species: sea vase

Top Publications

  1. Takamura K, Egawa T, Ohnishi S, Okada T, Fukuoka T. Developmental expression of ascidian neurotransmitter synthesis genes. I. Choline acetyltransferase and acetylcholine transporter genes. Dev Genes Evol. 2002;212:50-3 pubmed
    ..In the cloning process, we also obtained the gene encoding the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (Ci-vAChTP). These two genes shared the same 5'-UTR sequence as well as similar expression patterns...
  2. Nydam M, Harrison R. Introgression despite substantial divergence in a broadcast spawning marine invertebrate. Evolution. 2011;65:429-42 pubmed publisher
    ..However, introgression at divergence levels similar to those found in Ciona does exist, prompting questions about the strength of postmating prezygotic reproductive barriers in marine broadcast spawners...