Preventing a Perm with TRPV3.

Research paper by Craig C Montell

Indexed on: 21 Apr '10Published on: 21 Apr '10Published in: Cell


Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling is instrumental for terminal differentiation of keratinocytes, hair morphogenesis, and maintenance of the skin barrier. Cheng et al. (2010) now demonstrate that the calcium-permeable channel TRPV3 is required for these EGFR-dependent functions.