Cryo-Electron Microscope Captures 'Wasabi Sensor'

Sensor tell your mouth, nose about stinging chemicals

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Picture of pain sensor, TRPA 1
Image by Yang Suo, Duke University

Duke University researchers exploring the sensation and management of pain have captured the shape, in unprecedented detail, of a biological structure in the mouth, nose and throat that senses pungent, irritating chemicals. The sensor, TRPA 1, may be found anywhere in the skin or epithelium lining the mouth, nose, and throat. Image by Yang Suo, Duke University. From Duke Today; read more HERE