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PubMed 26359983


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Automatically associated channels: NOMPC



Title: The Touching Tail of a Mechanotransduction Channel.

Authors: Zachary A Knecht, Rachelle Gaudet, Paul A Garrity

Journal, date & volume: Cell, 2015 Sep 10 , 162, 1214-6

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26359983


Abstract
In mechanotransduction, sensory receptors convert force into electrical signals to mediate such diverse functions as touch, pain, and hearing. In this issue of Cell, Zhang et al. present evidence that the fly NompC channel senses mechanical stimuli using its N-terminal tail as a tether between the cell membrane and microtubules.