Scripps Research Institute Scientists Identify Protein that Sends Pain Signals
For the study, scientists conducted studies in fruit flies, which are a model system for the sensory nervous system of mammals. Future studies will focus on the role of piezo proteins in sensing sound, blood pressure and related stimuli that press or stretch cell membranes.
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