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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Bufe, Bernd; Hofmann, Thomas; Krautwurst, Dietmar; Raguse, Jan-Dirk; Meyerhof, Wolfgang 
Title:
The human TAS2R16 receptor mediates bitter taste in response to beta-glucopyranosides 
Abstract:
Bitter taste generally causes aversion, which protects humans from ingesting toxic substances. But bitter flavors also contribute to the palatability of food and beverages, thereby influencing nutritional habits in humans. Although many studies have examined bitter taste, the underlying receptor mechanisms remain poorly understood. Anatomical, functional and genetic data from rodents suggest the existence of a family of receptors that are responsive to bitter compounds. Here we report that a hum...    »
 
Journal title:
Nature genetics 
Year:
2002 
Journal volume:
32 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
397--401 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
1061-4036