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TRPA1: A contributor to itching and inflammation? Scratch that!

Transient receptor potential A1 (TRPA1) is an ion channel found on the plasma membrane of many cell types that functions in diverse sensory processes such as pain and temperature. The TRPA1 ion channel is specifically expressed in nociceptive neurons, as well as neurons who express the related prote ...

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Go Ahead! Make My DNA

DNA methylation plays a critical role the long-term silencing of transcription and is essential for processes such as embryonic development, germline differentiation, and tissue maturation. Dnmt3a is a member of the C5-methyltransferase family that repairs cytosines in dsDNA using a unique nucleophi ...

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