TRPM8

(redirected from transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 8)

TRPM8

A gene on chromosome 2q37.1 that encodes a receptor-activated, nonselective cation channel involved in detecting of sensations (e.g., low temperatures, when it is activated by temperature < 25ºC). TRPM8 is activated by icilin, eucalyptol, menthol, cold and modulation of intracellular pH.
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