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Curr Biol. 2000 May 18;10(10):R384-7.

Insect mechanoreception: what a long, strange TRP it's been.

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Department of Neurobiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Abstract

Insect bristles are model mechanosensory organs. An ion channel of the TRP superfamily has recently been identified which is required for production of mechanoreceptor currents by insect bristles, and seems likely to represent a new kind of mechanically gated channel.

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