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Both could disable gated ion channels embedded in the membranes that control electrical impulses in nerves.
The temperature-sensitive ion channels are called TRPV1 and TRPV4.
The researchers discovered that two members of a class of ion channels that can sense a change in temperature were present in neural crest cells from chickens and mice.
Through experimentation, Liu and Benner discovered that the ion channels of these crest cells were sensitive to temperature.
The ion channels in their neurons, which these venom toxins target, have mutated so the toxin is ineffective.
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medical Definition of ion channel
- Researchers now know that not only do all cells, including nerve cells, have ion channels through which substances such as sodium and calcium move in and out, but that particular subtypes of sodium channels govern the transmission of pain.
- —Judy Foreman, The Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2003
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