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The researchers found: pepper chili like a tarantula venom

November 10 2006

Biochemists at the University of California discovered the similarity of plants and animals. It was found that the effect of pepper "chili" is very similar to the effect of the poison tarantula.

The fact that the spider venom and stinging pepper fruits affect the same receptor, located on the surface of human cells and known as TRPV1.

A team of scientists, led by Dr. David Julius, concluded that animals and plants use the same mechanism of protection from predators, the magazine wrote to Nature ".

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