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Curr Biol. 2007 Oct 23;17(20):R885-7.

Thermoregulation: channels that are cool to the core.

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Department of Biological Chemistry, Center for Sensory Biology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA. cmontell@jhmi.edu

Abstract

TRP channels are molecular sensors that endow animals with the ability to sense external temperatures. Recent studies have provided strong evidence that at least one TRP channel, TRPV1, is also essential for the maintenance of internal body temperature.

PMID:
17956748
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2007.08.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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