Number of genes in the innexins (invertebrate analogs of the connexins) family

Value 25 innexin genes
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference Simonsen KT, Moerman DG, Naus CC. Gap junctions in C. elegans. Front Physiol. 2014 Feb 11 5 :40 doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00040 abstract and p.1 left column top paragraphPubMed ID24575048
Primary Source C. elegans Sequencing Consortium. Genome sequence of the nematode C. elegans: a platform for investigating biology. Science. 1998 Dec 11 282(5396):2012-8 DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5396.2012PubMed ID9851916
Comments Abstract: "The model organism C. elegans contains 25 innexin genes and innexins are found in virtually all cell types and tissues." P.1 left column top paragraph: "Members of the innexin gene family (innexins: invertebrate analogs of connexins) in C. elegans were first described in 1996 (Starich, 1996), and with the complete sequence of the C. elegans genome it was revealed that the family consists of 25 genes (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117152