Susanne Staaf

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Despite the significance of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels in sensory physiology, little is known of the expression and developmental regulation of the TRPM (melastatin) subgroup in sensory neurons. In order to find out if the eight TRPM subgroup members (TRPM1-TRPM8) have a possible role in the sensory nervous system, we characterized the(More)
Neuropathic pain is a chronic disease resulting from dysfunction of the nervous system often due to peripheral nerve injury. Hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli (mechanical, thermal or chemical) is a common source of pain in patients and ion channels involved in detecting these stimuli are possible candidates for inducing and/or maintaining the pain.(More)
Mechanosensitivity is a crucial but poorly understood property of the sensory nervous system. Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, which have been found to be responsible for the detection of other sensory stimuli such as temperature and pungent chemicals, have been suggested to also recognize stretch or pressure to cell membranes. TRPC1 is one(More)
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