Hypothesis: A helix of ankyrin repeats of the NOMPC-TRP ion channel is the gating spring of mechanoreceptors

@article{Howard2004HypothesisAH,
  title={Hypothesis: A helix of ankyrin repeats of the NOMPC-TRP ion channel is the gating spring of mechanoreceptors},
  author={Jonathon Howard and Susanne Bechstedt},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={R224-R226}
}
strength enough to alter map readings but not compass direction, should leave the birds reoriented or disoriented. Indeed, at smooth gradients they are reoriented, whereas at irregular ones they are ludicrously disoriented (Figure 3). Pigeons, like most animals with maps, possess enormous numbers of magnetite grains in the ethymoid sinus. There are species in which magnetic sensitivity may be mediated in other ways, for example magnetic induction in elasmobranchs, or paramagnetic effects in the… CONTINUE READING