Amino acids as taste stimuli. I. Neural and behavioral attributes.

  title={Amino acids as taste stimuli. I. Neural and behavioral attributes.},
  author={Thomas C Pritchard and Thomas R. Scott},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={253 1-2},
The physiological importance of L-amino acids implies that the gustatory system should be sensitive to their presence in the environment. This notion is reinforced by research showing that rats are able to self-regulate their dietary consumption of amino acids and other important nutrients. This paper describes two studies which begin a systematic evaluation of the neural and behavioral effects of L-amino acids on gustation in the rat. The first experiment defined the neural thresholds… CONTINUE READING
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