Intracellular calcium increase in gerbil taste cell by amino acid sweeteners.

Gustatory transduction mechanisms for sucrose and amino acid sweeteners in gerbil taste cells were studied with Ca2+ imaging and whole cell recording techniques. A 100 mM sucrose stimulus with Ca2+ increased the intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in sweet-sensitive taste cells of the taste bud, but the sucrose stimulus without Ca2+ did not change… CONTINUE READING