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Curr Biol. 1996 Oct 1;6(10):1234-7.

Chemoreception: tasting the sweet and the bitter.

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  • Department of Physiology, Saarland University, Homburg, Germany.


Our understanding of the molecular basis of taste transduction has lagged behind that of other senses, but now a signalling protein-the G protein alpha subunit gustducin-has been shown to be taste-tissue specific and essential for both bitter and sweet tastes.

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