Gustatory sensation of l- and d-amino acids in humans

@article{Kawai2012GustatorySO,
  title={Gustatory sensation of l- and d-amino acids in humans},
  author={M. Kawai and Yuki Sekine-Hayakawa and A. Okiyama and Y. Ninomiya},
  journal={Amino Acids},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={2349-2358}
}
Amino acids are known to elicit complex taste, but most human psychophysical studies on the taste of amino acids have focused on a single basic taste, such as umami (savory) taste, sweetness, or bitterness. In this study, we addressed the potential relationship between the structure and the taste properties of amino acids by measuring the human gustatory intensity and quality in response to aqueous solutions of proteogenic amino acids in comparison to d-enantiomers. Trained subjects tasted… Expand
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