Neural Transmission from Oropharyngeal Bitter Receptors to the Medulla is Partially or Completely Labelled-Line

  title={Neural Transmission from Oropharyngeal Bitter Receptors to the Medulla is Partially or Completely Labelled-Line},
  author={Michael K. McMullen},
  journal={Natural Product Communications},
  • M. McMullen
  • Published 1 August 2016
  • Biology
  • Natural Product Communications
The ground breaking advances in taste cell receptor cell physiology over the last 20 years have established a functional basis which enables neural pathways to be mapped. There is only one, or perhaps several, types of taste receptors for salt, sour, sweet and umami (meaty) tastes and stimulation of each receptor type elicits responses in different cognitive regions. These findings support the labelled-line neural pathway model. In contrast, there are 25 types of the bitter taste receptors… 
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