Gustatory information of umami substances in three major taste nerves.

  title={Gustatory information of umami substances in three major taste nerves.},
  author={Noritaka Sako and Shuitsu Harada and Takashi Yamamoto},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={71 1-2},
The chorda tympani (CT), glossopharyngeal (GL), and greater superficial petrosal (GSP) nerves, the three major branches of cranial nerves innervating taste buds, respond with considerable differences to various taste stimuli. To examine which nerve is responsible for transmitting umami taste in rats, we conducted electrophysiological and behavioral experiments. In the electrophysiological study, responses to umami substances were compared among these three nerves. The CT and GSP were more… CONTINUE READING


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