Atomic Structure of 'Cold' Receptor Uncovered Aiding Therapeutic Targeting

News   Dec 11, 2017 | Original story from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)

 
Atomic Structure of 'Cold' Receptor Uncovered Aiding Therapeutic Targeting

The TRPM8 ion channel (blue and white in center) is embedded in the outer membrane of cells, and is able to sense cold temperatures on the outside (the top half of the image), and communicate this information to the warm cellular interior (lower half of the image). Credit: Image by Gabe Lander and Graham Johnson

 
 
 

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