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New Mechanism for Touch-Evoked Itch Found in Mice
A previously overlooked protein is important to this type of itch, an insight that could aid the development of new treatments.
New Mechanism for Touch-Evoked Itch Found in Mice
New Mechanism for Touch-Evoked Itch Found in Mice

A previously overlooked protein is important to this type of itch, an insight that could aid the development of new treatments.

A previously overlooked protein is important to this type of itch, an insight that could aid the development of new treatments.

PIEZO1
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Mechanisms of Chili’s Heat, Menthol’s Cool Garner Nobel
Chloe Tenn | Oct 4, 2021
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the ion channels involved in perceiving heat, cold, pain, and touch.
Immunofluorescence image of human tenocytes (cell nuclei in blue, actin in red) with PIEZO1 protein labeled in green (Scale bar: 20 ?m)
Mechanosensory Protein Helps Tendons Stiffen After Exercise
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2021
Researchers identify a role for PIEZO1 in tendon adaptation, and show that people with certain versions of the Piezo1 gene tend to be better jumpers.