PubMed 21841075

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPM , TRPM8

Title: A cool channel in cold transduction.

Authors: Ramon Latorre, Sebastian Brauchi, Rodolfo Madrid, Patricio Orio

Journal, date & volume: Physiology (Bethesda), 2011 Aug , 26, 273-85

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Transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8), a calcium-permeable cation channel activated by cold, cooling compounds and voltage, is the main molecular entity responsible for detection of cold temperatures in the somatosensory system. Here, we review the biophysical properties, physiological role, and near-membrane trafficking of this exciting polymodal ion channel.