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TRPV Cation Channels MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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TRPV Cation Channels
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A subgroup of TRP cation channels named after the vanilloid receptor. They are very sensitive to TEMPERATURE; hot spicy food, and CAPSAICIN. They contain a TRP domain (a five-turn amphipathic helix with an invariant TRYPTOPHAN) and ANKYRIN repeats. Selectivity for CALCIUM over SODIUM ranges from 3 to 100 fold.
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Capsaicin Receptor
Capsaicin Receptors
Vanilloid Receptor
Vanilloid Receptors
See Also
Ankyrin Repeat
Public MeSH Note
2006; CAPSAICIN RECEPTORS was indexed under RECEPTORS, DRUG 1991-2005
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TRPV Cation Channels Preferred
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