Receptors and Transduction of Umami Taste Stimuli

@article{Kinnamon2009ReceptorsAT,
  title={Receptors and Transduction of Umami Taste Stimuli},
  author={Sue C. Kinnamon and Aurelie Vandenbeuch},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1170}
}
L‐glutamate and 5′‐ribonucleotides, such as GMP and IMP, elicit the “umami” taste, also known as the fifth taste. This review will highlight recent advancements in our understanding of umami taste receptors and their downstream signaling effectors in taste receptor cells. Several G protein‐coupled receptors that bind umami stimuli have been identified in taste buds, including the heterodimer T1R1/T1R3, truncated and brain forms of mGluR4 and mGluR1, brain mGluR2, and brain mGluR3. Further… 
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