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transient receptor potential vanilloid channels

A subgroup of TRP cation channels named after the vanilloid receptor. They are very sensitive to temperature; hot spicy food, and capsaicin. They contain a TRP domain (a five-turn amphipathic helix with an invariant tryptophan) and Ankyrin repeats. Selectivity for calcium over sodium ranges from 3 to 100 fold.
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  • TRPV (transient receptor potential vanilloid) cation channels
  • TRPV (transient receptor potential vanilloid) channels
  • vanilloid receptors
  • TRPV cation channels
  • capsaicin receptors
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