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Title: Sensing with TRP channels
Authors: Voets, Thomas ×
Talavera PĂ©rez, Karel
Owsianik, Grzegorz
Nilius, Bernd #
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: Nature Pub. Group
Series Title: Nature Chemical Biology vol:1 issue:2 pages:85-92
Abstract: Drosophila melanogaster flies carrying the trp (transient receptor potential) mutation are rapidly blinded by bright light, because of the absence of a Ca2+-permeable ion channel in their photoreceptors. The identification of the trp gene and the search for homologs in yeast, flies, worms, zebrafish and mammals has led to the discovery of a large superfamily of related cation channels, named TRP channels. Activation of TRP channels is highly sensitive to a variety of chemical and physical stimuli, allowing them to function as dedicated biological sensors that are essential in processes such as vision, taste, tactile sensation and hearing.
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ISSN: 1552-4450
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physiology Section (-)
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - miscellaneous
Laboratory of Ion Channel Research
× corresponding author
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