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Channels for pathfinding

TRP channels are best known for their role in sensory systems: detecting heat and cold, taste, pain and so on. Unexpectedly, they have also been shown to help the growing axons of nerve cells find their way.

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Figure 1: Calcium signals and axon guidance.


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Gomez, T. Channels for pathfinding. Nature 434, 835–837 (2005).

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