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Recently we reported that rat taste receptor cells respond to the neurotransmitter serotonin with an inhibition of a calcium-activated potassium current [17]. In the present study, this observation is confirmed and extended by studying the effects of an array of serotonergic agonists on membrane properties, calcium-activated potassium current, and(More)
 How taste receptor cells participate in encoding disparate compounds into distinct taste qualities represents a fundamental problem in the study of gustatory transduction mechanisms. Quinine is the most common stimulus employed to represent bitterness yet its electrophysiological consequences on voltage-dependent ion channels in the taste receptor cell(More)
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