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Nat Rev Neurosci. 2017 Aug;18(8):485-497. doi: 10.1038/nrn.2017.68. Epub 2017 Jun 29.

Taste buds: cells, signals and synapses.

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1
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Miller School of Medicine.
2
Program in Neuroscience, University of Miami, 1600 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136, USA.

Abstract

The past decade has witnessed a consolidation and refinement of the extraordinary progress made in taste research. This Review describes recent advances in our understanding of taste receptors, taste buds, and the connections between taste buds and sensory afferent fibres. The article discusses new findings regarding the cellular mechanisms for detecting tastes, new data on the transmitters involved in taste processing and new studies that address longstanding arguments about taste coding.

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28655883
PMCID:
PMC5958546
DOI:
10.1038/nrn.2017.68
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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