TRPV1 - Transient Heat Activation
The current responses of a CHO cell expressing TRPV1 (ramp -100 mV to +100 mV) at increasing temperatures is shown. The ET50 value was determined as 64°C. Challenge of the same cell with capsaicin (1 μM) and temperature (70°C) allows comparison of the responses. IC50s for ruthenium red block of capsaicin- and heat-responses were determined as 1.6 ± 0.2 μM (n = 3) and 7.4 ± 1.3 μM (n = 3), respectively.