Sensory biology

It takes Piezo2 to Tango

Valeria Vasquez, Gregory Scherrer, Miriam B. Goodman

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Abstract

A trio of papers has resolved an outstanding controversy regarding the function of Merkel cells and their afferent nerve fiber partners. Merkel cells sense mechanical stimuli (through Piezo2), fire action potentials, and are sufficient to activate downstream sensory neurons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2014

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Merkel Cells
Neurons
Fires
Biological Sciences
Fibers
sensory neurons
nerve fibers
Sensory Receptor Cells
action potentials
Nerve Fibers
Action Potentials
cells

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Sensory biology : It takes Piezo2 to Tango. / Vasquez, Valeria; Scherrer, Gregory; Goodman, Miriam B.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 24, No. 12, 16.06.2014.

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Vasquez, Valeria ; Scherrer, Gregory ; Goodman, Miriam B. / Sensory biology : It takes Piezo2 to Tango. In: Current Biology. 2014 ; Vol. 24, No. 12.
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