Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The functional diversity in a noxious heat and chemical sensor among mosquito species

(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Researchers in the National Institute for Physiological Sciences compared functional properties of TRPA1 which serves as a receptor for noxious heat and chemicals among mosquito species. Thermal and chemical responses of TRPA1 were different among several mosquito species. In addition, avoidance from warmth was also differed between two mosquito species inhabiting tropical or temperate zones, respectively. These findings partly suggest that sensory perception to noxious stimuli varies among mosquito species.