TRP Channels

TRP Channels

New Book on TRP Channels

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Transient Receptor Potential Channels offers a unique blend of thoughtfully selected topics ranging from the structural biology of this fascinating group of ion channels to their emerging roles in human diseases. This single book covers TRP channels of yeasts, flies, fishes frogs and humans. And from the biophysics of primary thermo-sensory events in cells to the thermosensation at whole organism level, from physiology of pain to the development of pain-killers, from psychiatric illnesses to cancers, from skin cells to sperms, from taste buds to testes, from established facts to heated debates, this book contains something for every TRP enthusiasts, beginner and expert alike. It includes crucial background information, critical analysis of cutting edge research, and ideas and thoughts for numerous testable hypotheses. It also shows directions for future research in this highly dynamic field. It is a book readers will be just as eager to give to others as keep for themselves. Transient Receptor Potential Channels (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) [Hard cover]. Md. Shahidul Islam (Editor). Publisher: Springer. 52 chapters, 125 authors, about 1115 pages

Chapter 34

AbstractsPosted by Md. Shahidul Islam Sun, February 06, 2011 18:56:41

TRPV1: A Therapy Target That Attracts the Pharmaceutical Interests

Rong Xia, Kim Dekermendjian, Elke Lullau, and Niek Dekker

TRPV1 is a non-selective cation channel gated by noxious heat, vanilloids and extracellular protons, and act as an important signal integrator in sensory nociceptors. Because of its integrative signaling properties in response to inflammatory stimuli, TRPV1 antagonists are predicted to inhibit the sensation of ongoing or burning pain that is reported by patients suffering from chronic pain, therefore offering an unprecedented advantage in selectively inhibiting painful signaling from where it is initiated. In this chapter, we firstly summarize the physiological and pathological roles of TRPV1 and then describe the pharmacology of TRPV1 agonists and antagonists. Finally, we give an update and the status on TRPV1 therapies that have progressed into clinical trials.

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