The Pungency of Garlic: Activation of TRPA1 and TRPV1 in Response to Allicin

@article{Macpherson2005ThePO,
  title={The Pungency of Garlic: Activation of TRPA1 and TRPV1 in Response to Allicin},
  author={Lindsey J. Macpherson and Bernhard Hubert Geierstanger and Veena Viswanath and Michael Bandell and Samer R. Eid and Sun Aie Hwang and Ardem Patapoutian},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={929-934}
}
Garlic's pungent flavor has made it a popular ingredient in cuisines around the world and throughout history. Garlic's health benefits have been elevated from folklore to clinical study. Although there is some controversy as to the efficacy of garlic, garlic products are one of the most popular herbal supplements in the U.S. Chemically complex, garlic contains different assortments of sulfur compounds depending on whether the cloves are intact, crushed, cooked, or raw. Raw garlic, when cut and… Expand
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