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Science. 1968 Sep 20;161(3847):1241-3.

Taste-modifying protein from miracle fruit.

Abstract

The active principle of miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a basic glycoprotein with a probable molecular weight of 44,000. Application of the protein to the tongue modifies the taste so that one tastes sour substances as sweet.

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