Signal transduction of Umami taste: Insights from knockout mice

Minqing Rong, Wei He, Keiko Yasumatsu, Zaza Kokrashvili, Cristian A. Perez, Bedrich Mosinger, Yuzo Ninomiya, Robert F. Margolskee, Sami Damak

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    In summary the cascade that transduces the response to glutamate in the front of the tongue leading to preference includes T1r1, T1r3, gustducin, transducin, PLCβ2 and Trpm5. However, presently very little is known of how the umami-specific signals that originate from the back of the tongue are transduced.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)i33-i34
    JournalChemical Senses
    Volume30 SUPPL. 1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005


    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physiology
    • Sensory Systems
    • Physiology (medical)
    • Behavioral Neuroscience

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    Rong, M., He, W., Yasumatsu, K., Kokrashvili, Z., Perez, C. A., Mosinger, B., ... Damak, S. (2005). Signal transduction of Umami taste: Insights from knockout mice. Chemical Senses, 30 SUPPL. 1, i33-i34.