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Maarten Gees


Main interests: -TRPV1, TRPA1 and TRPM8

                            -pain and inflamation

                           -allyl-isothiocyanate or mustard oilmustard


Main techniques:  -patch-clamp


                                 -Behavioural studies


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Publication list

Everaerts W., Gees M., Alpizar Y.A., Farre R., Leten C., Apetrei A., Dewachter I., van Leuven F., Vennekens R., De Ridder D., Nilius B., Voets T., Talavera K. The capsaicin  receptor TRPV1 is a crucial mediator of the noxious effects of mustard oil. Curr Biol. Epub. 2011 Feb 9. (shared first author)

Gees M., Colsoul B. and Nilius B. The Role of Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channels in Ca2+ Signaling. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. Epub. 2010 Sep 22.

Mahieu F., Janssens A., Gees M., Talavera K., Nilius B. and Voets T. Modulation of the cold-activated cation channel TRPM8 by surface charge screening. J Physiol. 2010 Jan 15;588(Pt 2):315-24. Epub 2009 Nov 30.

Talavera K., Gees M., Karashima Y., Meseguer V.M., Vanoirbeek J.A., Damann N., Everaerts W., Benoit M., Janssens A., Vennekens R., Viana F., Nemery B., Nilius B., Voets T. Nicotine activates the chemosensory cation channel TRPA1. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Oct;12(10):1293-9. Epub 2009 Sep 13.