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Natural selection and pain meet at a sodium channel

Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1244375
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Creators Name:Lewin, G.R.
Journal Title:Science
Journal Abbreviation:Science
Volume:342
Number:6157
Page Range:428-429
Date:25 October 2013
Keywords:Food Chain, NAV1.7 Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel, NAV1.8 Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel, Pain, Predatory Behavior, Animals, Arvicolinae
Abstract:Grasshopper mice can feed on toxic bark scorpions because they have evolved resistance to the pain normally caused by the toxin in the scorpion sting.
ISSN:0036-8075
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science (U.S.A.)
Item Type:Editorial

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