Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Cl(-) transport is of fundamental importance in the most diverse physiological contexts and it is mediated by a variety of ion channels and transporters belonging to different protein families. In particular, the recently identified TMEM16 protein family comprises the long sought Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel (CaCC) and the activity of one of its members, TMEM16A, is highly dependent on temperature and is involved in thermal nociception. Among the other protein families mediating Cl(-) transport, CLC proteins are also regulated by temperature although so far the physiological implications of this dependence are unknown.

Original publication




Journal article


Curr Top Membr

Publication Date





213 - 231


Chloride transport, Gating, Ion channel, Nociception, Temperature dependence, Thermal sensitivity, Transporter, Animals, Anion Transport Proteins, Chloride Channels, Humans, Ion Channel Gating, Muscles, Nociception, Thermosensing