Monosodium glutamate and sweet taste: generalization of conditioned taste aversion between glutamate and sweet stimuli in rats.

@article{Heyer2003MonosodiumGA,
  title={Monosodium glutamate and sweet taste: generalization of conditioned taste aversion between glutamate and sweet stimuli in rats.},
  author={Beth R Heyer and Carol C Taylor-Burds and Loan H Tran and Eugene R Delay},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={631-41}
}
Even though monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a prototypical umami substance, previous studies reported that a conditioned taste aversion (CTA) to MSG, mixed with amiloride to block the taste of sodium, generalizes to sucrose. These findings suggest that the taste of glutamate mimics the taste of sucrose and raise the question of whether glutamate has a broadly tuned sweet taste component. To test this hypothesis, CTA experiments were conducted to test for generalization between MSG and several… CONTINUE READING

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