Randy Hivley

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Recent advances have underscored cell-to-cell communication as an important component of the operation of taste buds with individual taste receptor cells (TRCs) communicating with one another by means of a number of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, although functional roles are not yet understood. Here, we characterize the presence, distribution(More)
Taste buds signal the presence of chemical stimuli in the oral cavity to the central nervous system using both early transduction mechanisms, which allow single cells to be depolarized via receptor-mediated signaling pathways, and late transduction mechanisms, which involve extensive cell-to-cell communication among the cells in the bud. The latter(More)
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