Klára Susánková

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The vanilloid receptor [transient receptor potential (TRP)V1, also known as VR1] is a member of the TRP channel family. These receptors share a significant sequence homology, a similar predicted structure with six transmembrane-spanning domains (S1-S6), a pore-forming region between S5 and S6, and the cytoplasmically oriented C- and N-terminal regions.(More)
The vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (VR1) is expressed in a sub-population of small dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurones in mammals and serves as the common transducer of the pain-producing signals, such as noxious heat, acids and capsaicin [Caterina et al., Nature 389 (1997) 816-824; Tominaga et al., Neuron 21 (1998) 531-543]. On the extracellular side, VR1(More)
Ligand-gated ionic channels are integral membrane proteins that enable rapid and selective ion fluxes across biological membranes. In excitable cells, their role is crucial for generation and propagation of electrical signals. This survey describes recent results from studies performed in the Department of Cellular Neurophysiology, Institute of Physiology(More)
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