Chemostimulatory Protein: A New Type of Taste Stimulus

@article{Cagan1973ChemostimulatoryPA,
  title={Chemostimulatory Protein: A New Type of Taste Stimulus},
  author={R. H. Cagan},
  journal={Science},
  year={1973},
  volume={181},
  pages={32 - 35}
}
Three taste-active proteins have recently been discovered. It is proposed that two of these (monellin and thaumatin) should be classified as chemostimulatory proteins because of their sensory effect; these two proteins taste intensely sweet. The third protein (miraculin), a taste-modifier protein, changes the normal sour taste of acids to sweet. The taste-modifier protein, miraculin, occurs in the fruit of the tropical plant Synsepalum dulcificum. Though itself not sweet, it is able to change… Expand
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