A paracrine signaling role for serotonin in rat taste buds: expression and localization of serotonin receptor subtypes.

Recent advances in peripheral taste physiology now suggest that the classic linear view of information processing within the taste bud is inadequate and that paracrine processing, although undemonstrated, may be an essential feature of peripheral gustatory transduction. Taste receptor cells (TRCs) express multiple neurotransmitters of unknown function that… CONTINUE READING