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- Cnidocyte discharge is regulated by light and opsin-mediated phototransduction. BMC Biol 2012; 10: 17. | Article | PubMed |; Feuda R, Hamilton SC, McInerney JO, Pisani D.
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- "Any change to the balance of solutes, such as the concentration of salts inside and outside of the cnidocyte [a venomous cell], sets off stinging." In North America, doctors recommend using hot water and topical pain killers on a sting.
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- In the presence of the blocker, light had no affect, confirming that opsin-based signaling is required for this light-mediated change in cnidocyte firing.
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