Developmental neurobiology of salt taste sensation

  title={Developmental neurobiology of salt taste sensation},
  author={David L. Hill and Charlotte M. Mistretta},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
A principal process in the homeostatic control of sodium levels is salt intake, and the sense of taste has a primary role in regulating ingestion. Because ingestion of sodium chloride (NaCl) is essential for life, the taste system for salt sensation might be expected to exhibit mature functional characteristics from very early development. However, major changes in gustatory nerve responses to NaCl take place during development. In sheep and rat, the peripheral nerve responses to NaCl are of… CONTINUE READING


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