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RM523 C. elegans unc-17(cn355) IV. Show Description
cn355 behaves like other unc-17 hypomorphs (coily Unc, slow growth, aldicarb-resistant, etc.); however, the mutation is in the splice site necessary for generating unc-17 transcripts, so that unc-17 transcripts and UNC-17 protein are dramatically reduced (hence the unc-17 behavioral phenotypes), and the cha-1 transcripts, CHA-1 protein, and ChAT enzyme activity are significantly increased (Mathews et al., 2015). Note: UNC-17 and CHA-1 protein sequences are both completely wild-type; the phenotypes derive from the extremely low level of the (wild-type) UNC-17 protein. Flanking Sequences: AAATTTAGAAAAAATAAAATATTCC/ A>G /GGGGGAGAGAGAGAGATGGGCTTCA (in direction of transcription). Reference: Mathews EA, et al. Genetics. 2015 Mar;199(3):729-37.