Morphologic characterization of rat taste receptor cells that express components of the phospholipase C signaling pathway

@article{Clapp2004MorphologicCO,
  title={Morphologic characterization of rat taste receptor cells that express components of the phospholipase C signaling pathway},
  author={Tod Clapp and Ruibiao Yang and Cristi L. Stoick and Sue C. Kinnamon and John C. Kinnamon},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={468}
}
Rat taste buds contain three morphologically distinct cell types that are candidates for taste transduction. The physiologic roles of these cells are, however, not clear. Inositol 1,4,5‐triphosphate (IP3) has been implicated as an important second messenger in bitter, sweet, and umami taste transductions. Previously, we identified the type III IP3 receptor (IP3R3) as the dominant isoform in taste receptor cells. In addition, a recent study showed that phospholipase Cβ2 (PLCβ2) is essential for… 
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