TRPV1

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TRPV1

A gene on chromosome 17p13.2 that encodes a protein which is a receptor for capsaicin and the structurally related vanilloids, and is a non-selective cation channel structurally related to the TRP family of ion channels. The receptor is also activated by high temperatures, suggesting that it functions as a transducer of noxious chemical and painful thermal stimuli in vivo.