Removal of NA+ and/or Ca2+ from a normal interstitial fluid results in a remarkable decrease of receptor potential amplitudes in a taste cell for salt stimuli. This suggests that the salt-induced receptor potential is strongly related to an increase in the permeability of the taste cell membrane to Na+ and Ca2+.
We have recently demonstrated that the biphasic action of androgens on LNCaP cell proliferation is opposite to their effect on apolipoprotein D (apo-D) secretion, the stimulation of apo-D secretion being associated with a steroid-induced inhibition of cell proliferation. To further characterize the control of apo-D expression in LNCaP cells, we studied… (More)
After frog taste cells were adapted to 1 mM quinine-HCl (Q-HCl) for 10 sec, modification of receptor potentials in the taste cells induced by salt, acid, sugar and bitter stimuli was studied with microelectrodes. The phasic component of receptor potentials induced by 0.1 M NaCl, KCl, NH4Cl and MgCl2 was enhanced following adaptation to Q-HCl. The rate of… (More)
Ruth Benedict, " Configurations of Culture in North America " Abstract: A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, " The Comparative Method in Social Anthropology " Abstract: Pierre Bourdieu, " The Berber House of the World Reversed " By: Randall Victoria Parsons pp. 3-4 Abstract: Pierre Bourdieu, " The Berber House of the World Reversed " By: William Lucas pp. 4-5 Abstract:… (More)
Off-responses in frog taste cells evoked by a Ringer rinse following 1 mM quinine-HCI (Q-HCl) stimulation were investigated with an intracellular recording technique. Three types of off-responses were found; a transient off-depolarization, a rebound-type off-depolarization and a transient off-hyperpolarization. The time to peak and duration of off-responses… (More)
1. After the frog tongue was adapted for 10 sec to various salts and sugars, the initial phasic component of gustatory neural responses to almost all of quinine hydrochloride (Q-HCl), quinine sulfate (Q-H2SO4). Brucine, caffeine and picric acid was suppressed. 2. Following 10 sec adaptation to acetic acid, the phasic responses to Q-HCl and Q-H2SO4 were… (More)
The mean diameter of myelinated afferent fibers from the taste disk located on the frog tongue was 5.5 micrometers within the fungiform papillae and increased at a rate of 0.8 micrometers/cm length of fibers. A gradual increase in conduction velocity of single afferent fibers from the taste disk was confirmed electrophysiologically.
Following the suppression of renewal of rat taste cells by vinblastine sulphate, the preference for sucrose decreased markedly while the aversion to quinine did not change. The results suggest that the sensitivity of taste cells to sucrose decreases with their aging, but the sensitivity to quinine increases.