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Author(s): Avelino, A.
Charrua, Ana
Frias, B.
Cruz, C.
Boudes, M.
de Ridder, D.
Cruz, F.
Title: Transient receptor potential channels in bladder function
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: The transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily of cationic ion channels includes proteins involved in the transduction of several physical and chemical stimuli to finely tune physiological functions. In the urinary bladder, they are highly expressed in, but not restricted to, primary afferent neurons. The urothelium and some interstitial cells also express several TRP channels. In this review, we describe the expression and the known roles of some members of TRP subfamilies, namely TRPV, TRPM and TRPA, in the urinary bladder. The therapeutic interest of modulating the activity of TRP channels to treat bladder dysfunctions is also discussed.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências da saúde
Health sciences, Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Ciências da saúde
Medical and Health sciences::Health sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FCNAUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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