capsaicin and worms

bill.nuttley at bill.nuttley at
Tue Aug 1 10:26:18 EST 2000


Sequence similarity suggests that osm-9 is homologous to the mammalian
capsaicin receptor (VR1).  We were wondering if anybody has determined
if the osm-9 protein can bind to capsaicin or alternatively, is there any
evidence that worms can sense capsaicin?

W.M.Nuttley, Ph.D.
Neurobiology Research Group
University of Toronto


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