Structural Biochemistry/Membrane Proteins/Ion Channels/Transient receptor potential channel

Transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels get their name from a Drosophila phototransduction mutant that show a transient instead of a sustained response to bright light. In addition to responses to light, TRPs mediate responses to nerve growth factor, pheromones, olfaction, mechanical, chemical, temperature, pH, osmolarity, vasorelaxation of blood vessels, and metabolic stress. TRP-related ion channel proteins are found in a variety of organisms, tissues, and cell types, including nonexcitable, smooth muscle, and neuronal cells. TRP channels are recruited to diverse signaling pathways, such as gating mechanisms, regulation, and permeability.


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