Too hot to handle! Scientists identify heat sensing regulator

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 11:07 in Biology & Nature

Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins are a step closer to understanding pain sensitivity - specifically why it`s variable instead of constant - having identified a gene that regulates a heat-activated molecular sensor. Their description of the function of a membrane protein called Pirt appears in the May 2 issue of Cell.

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