Male worm mating requires lov-1 and pkd-2 (homologs of the human polycystic kidney disease genes, PKD1 and PKD2), which are expressed in male-specific neurons. Transcriptomic analysis of these neurons now catalogs molecules involved in signaling and ectosome biogenesis, with implications for human PKD.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)