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How a body senses temperature changes

UC Davis researchers have demonstrated that the subunits of one heat-sensitive ion channel can come together with subunits from another heat-sensitive ion channel to form new functioning channels, suggesting a likely mechanism for the body's ability to sense subtle temperature changes. Featured on the cover of the Journal of General Physiology last spring, the research focused on a group of ion channels called transient receptor potential channels, six of which have been shown to be involved in sensing temperature. The four channels the team studied showed that there was in fact a potential of 256 heat-sensitive channels with potentially different temperature sensitivity ranges.

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