Glutamate-induced cobalt uptake reveals non-NMDA receptors in rat taste cells.

  title={Glutamate-induced cobalt uptake reveals non-NMDA receptors in rat taste cells.},
  author={Alejandro Caicedo and K N Kim and Stephen D Roper},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={417 3},
Taste receptor cells are chemical detectors in the oral cavity. Taste cells form synapses with primary afferent neurons that convey the gustatory information to the central nervous system. Taste cells may also synapse with other taste cells within the taste buds. Furthermore, taste cells may receive efferent connections. However, the neurotransmitters at these synapses have not been identified. Glutamate, a major excitatory neurotransmitter in other sensory organs, might act at synapses in… CONTINUE READING


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