Ganglion-specific splicing of TRPV1 underlies infrared sensation in vampire bats.
Nature. 2011 Aug 4; 476(7358):88-91
Gracheva EO, Cordero-Morales JF, González-Carcacía JA, Ingolia NT, Manno C, Aranguren CI, Weissman JS, Julius D. Nature. 2011 Aug 4; 476(7358):88-91
Detection of infrared radiation is a highly specialized sensory capacity. In vertebrates, it is exclusive to certain snakes (e.g. rattlesnakes) and some species of bats, and it is used in detecting warm-blooded prey.
This study reports a tissue-specific splice variant of transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V 1...
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