Sweet successes

Joseph W. Lewcock, Randall R. Reed

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Abstract

Mapping of the chromosomal location of genes essential for sweet and bitter taste and identification of the relevant G protein-coupled receptors reveals unanticipated complexity in taste signaling pathways. The distribution of sweet and bitter receptors suggests complete cellular segregation of these taste modalities. Sweet compounds may be distinguished through differential expression of sweet receptors. Novel heterologous expression systems to test bitter and sweet modalities now provide the tools necessary for understanding taste coding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalNeuron
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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