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Date:4/3/2014

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"We weren't expecting that," Gilroy says. "It means specific cell types have specific functions there must be something special about those cells. We're really at the beginning."

The lab is now looking at the molecular machinery that makes up TPC1, to figure out how the parts of the channel work.

And now that the scientists know that calcium talks, the volume is turned up. The work is just getting started.

"We can hear the screaming," says Gilroy. "Now we're trying to see what the vocal chords are doing."


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Contact: Simon Gilroy
sgilroy@wisc.edu
608-262-4009
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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