TRPs as mechanosensitive channels

Greg Barritt, Grigori Rychkov

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Mechanosensitive channels are essential for effective cellular function, but elucidation of their molecular identity and mechanisms of activation has proven difficult. Two recent studies now implicate members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) family as components of the mechanosensitive channels in vertebrate hair cells (TRPA1) and stretch-activated channels (TRPC1) in several different vertebrate cell types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalNature Cell Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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