Glutamate May Be an Efferent Transmitter That Elicits Inhibition in Mouse Taste Buds

Recent studies suggest that l-glutamate may be an efferent transmitter released from axons innervating taste buds. In this report, we determined the types of ionotropic synaptic glutamate receptors present on taste cells and that underlie this postulated efferent transmission. We also studied what effect glutamate exerts on taste bud function. We isolated… CONTINUE READING