PubMed 25158850

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPV , TRPV1

Title: Neuronal osmotransduction: push-activating TRPV1 with microtubules.

Authors: Marta Andrés, Martin C Göpfert

Journal, date & volume: Dev. Cell, 2014 Aug 25 , 30, 363-4

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Regulating the osmotic pressure of our body fluids relies on osmosensory neurons that depolarize when their volume decreases. Recently in Neuron, Prager-Khoutorsky et al. (2014) report that this depolarization arises from direct interactions between the transient receptor potential channel TRPV1 and microtubules, which seem to directly push open the channel.