Evidence for a role of glutamate as an efferent transmitter in taste buds

  title={Evidence for a role of glutamate as an efferent transmitter in taste buds},
  author={Aurelie Vandenbeuch and Marco Tizzano and Catherine B. Anderson and Leslie M Stone and Daniel J. Goldberg and Sue C Kinnamon},
  booktitle={BMC Neuroscience},
Glutamate has been proposed as a transmitter in the peripheral taste system in addition to its well-documented role as an umami taste stimulus. Evidence for a role as a transmitter includes the presence of ionotropic glutamate receptors in nerve fibers and taste cells, as well as the expression of the glutamate transporter GLAST in Type I taste cells. However, the source and targets of glutamate in lingual tissue are unclear. In the present study, we used molecular, physiological and… CONTINUE READING


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