Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian "for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch." Their research identified transient receptor potential (TRP) and PIEZO ion channels as the proteins that sense these ubiquitous stimuli. To celebrate the award Nature Portfolio presents a Collection including publications from the winners, essential reviews on the topic, and further exciting research focused on different aspects of TRP and PIEZO channels and their roles in physiology and disease

From the Winners - TRP channels: sensations of heat, cold, pain and taste

From the Winners - PIEZO channels: Feeling touch, sensing pain


Further Reading