Scripps: Scientists Discover How Protein Senses Touch

Scripps: Scientists Discover How Protein Senses Touch

Scripps: Scientists Discover How Protein Senses Touch

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a protein first discovered at TSRI in 2010 is directly responsible for sensing touch.

Knowledge about this protein, called Piezo 1, could be relevant for designing better pain medications and exploring future therapies for blood disorders, hypertension and more.

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