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Taste receptor

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A Taste receptor is a type of receptor which facilitates the sensation of taste.

Examples include TAS2R16 and TAS2R38.

They are divided into two families:


  1. Nelson G, Hoon MA, Chandrashekar J, Zhang Y, Ryba NJ, Zuker CS (2001). Mammalian sweet taste receptors. Cell 106 (3): 381-90.
  2. Adler E, Hoon MA, Mueller KL, Chandrashekar J, Ryba NJ, Zuker CS (2000). A novel family of mammalian taste receptors. Cell 100 (6): 693-702.

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