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Study may help develop new types of non-addictive pain therapies

August 27, 2020

A team of scientists from ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute have recently published a study in Nature Communications that helps clarify the contributions to an ion channel’s temperature – dependent activation. This in turn should aid in the development of new types of non-addictive pain therapies.

The ability to sense and respond to temperature is fundamental in biology. Ion channels are formed by membrane proteins that allow ions to pass through the otherwise impermeable lipid cell membrane, where they are used as a communication network.

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