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Table 2 Transcripts enriched in C. elegans neurons

From: Cell-specific microarray profiling experiments reveal a comprehensive picture of gene expression in the C. elegans nervous system

Category Embryonic pan-neural Larval pan-neural Embryonic A-class Larval A-class
Ion channels/receptors/membrane proteins 122 156 60 41
   Acetylcholine receptors 13 24 9 9
   GABA receptors 1 4   3
   Glutamate receptors 8 8 1 2
   Potassium channels 11 24 8 10
   Calcium channels 8 10 7 4
   DEG/ENaC channels 3 10 1 1
   Stomatins 3 7 2 1
   Other ligand-gated ion channels 6 13 2 2
   Gap junction proteins (innexins) 4 4 1 1
   Symporters/exchangers/transporters 24 27 12 3
   Other membrane proteins 41 25 17 5
Axon guidance 4 8 8 3
Adhesion/Ig domain 6 17 10 11
Cytoskeleton-related 33 34 16 5
Transcriptional control 90 91 38 10
   Homeobox 8 28 3 3
   Hormone receptors 24 15 5 1
   Aryl-hydrocarbon receptors 1 3 1  
   SMADs   3 1 1
   HMG box 5 5   
   HLH factors 2 4 1 1
   Other transcription factors 32 25 13 4
   General factors 18 8 14  
Kinase/phosphatase 82 79 51 18
GPCR signaling 107 169 42 25
   G-protein coupled receptors 85 137 33 18
   G-proteins 8 10 3 3
   Regulators of G-protein signaling (GTPases, GEFs, GRKs) 7 8 4 2
   Adenylate/guanylate cyclases 7 14 2 2
Rab/Rho/Rac GTPase signaling 17 7 7 2
Neuropeptides 39 58 11 13
   FMRFamide-like (flp) 13 20 4 5
   Neuropeptide-like (nlp) 13 18 3 4
   Insulin-like 9 11 2 1
   TGF-beta 1 3 1 1
   Pro-protein convertases 3 6 1 3
Calcium binding 18 26 12 9
Synaptic vesicle associated 38 53 25 17
RNA binding 22 14 22 3
Ubiquitin associated 39 19 12 3
Enzymes 199 103 111 30
Collagens 2 1 5 24
Other 297 205 174 44
Unnamed/uncharacterized 159 127 161 56
Unclassified 363 395 230 98
Total 1,637 1,562 995 412