A case study on the association of variation of bitter-taste receptor gene TAS2R38 with the height, weight and energy intake in Japanese female college students.

@article{Inoue2013ACS,
  title={A case study on the association of variation of bitter-taste receptor gene TAS2R38 with the height, weight and energy intake in Japanese female college students.},
  author={Hiroko Inoue and Kimiko Yamakawa-Kobayashi and Yuichi Suzuki and Teruyo Nakano and Hisayoshi Hayashi and Toshiko Kuwano},
  journal={Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={16-21}
}
One of the critical factors that determines individual differences in dietary behavior and nutritional status is the sensory-affecting quality of food, in particular its taste. Variation of one bitter taste receptor gene, TAS2R38, which is associated with the differential sensitivity to phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) and 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP), has been demonstrated to affect the dietary intake pattern. A case study was performed to examine the association of the TAS2R38 genotypes/haplotypes… CONTINUE READING