smn-1 [Browse genome (BioProject PRJNA13758)] [Legacy GBrowse]
Is an ortholog of human SMN2 (survival of motor neuron 2, centromeric). Exhibits protein self-association. Is involved in several processes, including determination of adult lifespan; pharyngeal pumping; and vulval development. Localizes to nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including body wall musculature; excretory cell; hypodermis; intestine; and vulval muscle. Is used to study spinal muscular atrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene are implicated in survival motor neuron spinal muscular atrophy (multiple).