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Scientists Discover Protein In Mammals Tuned To Respond To What May Be Hottest Temperature Our Nerves Can Detect

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April 1, 1999
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University Of California, San Francisco
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Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have discovered a receptor protein in rodents and humans tuned to respond to temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit and higher - by far the hottest temperatures for which a nerve receptor has been identified.

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have discovered a receptor protein in rodents and humans tuned to respond to temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit and higher - by far the hottest temperatures for which a nerve receptor has been identified.


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University Of California, San Francisco. "Scientists Discover Protein In Mammals Tuned To Respond To What May Be Hottest Temperature Our Nerves Can Detect." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 April 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990401061445.htm>.
University Of California, San Francisco. (1999, April 1). Scientists Discover Protein In Mammals Tuned To Respond To What May Be Hottest Temperature Our Nerves Can Detect. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990401061445.htm
University Of California, San Francisco. "Scientists Discover Protein In Mammals Tuned To Respond To What May Be Hottest Temperature Our Nerves Can Detect." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990401061445.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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