Caenorhabditis elegans


CELE_F40E10.4, F40E10.4
slt-1 encodes the sole C. elegans homolog of Drosophila Split, a secreted extracellular protein containing leucine-rich and EGF-like repeats that functions as a ligand for the Robo receptor; during C. elegans larval development, slt-1 acts via the SAX-3/Robo receptor, and in parallel with UNC-6/Netrin, to direct ventral axon guidance and guidance at the midline; during embryonic development, slt-1 also functions to regulate anterior-posterior migrations of the CAN neurons; slt-1::gfp reporters are initially expressed at high levels in the anterior part of the embryo, with more moderate levels seen in dorsal tail muscles and lower levels seen in cells in the center of the body; in L1 larvae, slt-1::gfp is expressed in both dorsal and ventral muscles, with higher levels seen in dorsal muscle cells; slt-1::gfp is also expressed in a number of additional cells including some neurons, pharyngeal cells, and the anal sphincter muscle.
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