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Curr Biol. 2013 May 6;23(9):R349-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.03.045.

Mechanosensation: tethered ion channels.

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  • 1Department of Cellular Neurobiology, University of Göttingen, 37077 Göttingen, Germany.


Two new studies show that the Drosophila transient receptor potential (TRP) family member NOMPC forms both a mechanically gated ion channel and a fine filament that, by tethering the protein to microtubules, might act as a gating spring.

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