Sense of taste in the gastrointestinal tract.

  title={Sense of taste in the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Ken Iwatsuki and Hisayuki Uneyama},
  journal={Journal of pharmacological sciences},
  volume={118 2},
Recent advances in molecular biology have led to the investigation of the molecular mechanism by which chemicals such as odors and tastants are perceived by specific chemosensory organs. For example, G protein-coupled receptors expressed within the nasal epithelium and taste receptors in the oral cavity have been identified as odorant and taste receptors, respectively. However, there is much evidence to indicate that these chemosensory receptors are not restricted to primary chemosensory cells… CONTINUE READING


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