taste cell


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Synonyms for taste cell

an epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve

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He then placed these taste stem cells in a culture dish and prompted them to grow into the different mature taste cell types, thus creating a taste bud in a dish: taste organoids.
Since Finger's discovery of this in 2003, other scientists have found bitter-sensing taste cells inside the hundreds of branching tunnels that move air through the lungs of animals.
Identification of the taste cell G-protein, alpha-gustducin, in brush cells of the rat pancreatic duct system.
To eliminate cell-to-cell communication and the tight junctions, the Monell scientists used a rodent model and applied sophisticated neurophysiological techniques to isolate single living taste cells.
Identification of these cells opens up a whole new area for studying taste cell renewal, and contributes to stem cell biology in general.
There are taste cells in the stomach, intestine and, evidence suggests, the pancreas, colon and esophagus.
BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 1995--Scientists at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology have discovered how taste cells respond to bitter compounds.
The SGLT1 sensor is a transporter that moves glucose into the sweet taste cell when sodium is present, thus triggering the cell to register sweetness.
If we want to know how sour works, we need to measure activity specifically in the sour sensitive taste cells and determine what is special about them that allows them to respond to protons," said Emily Liman, associate professor of neurobiology in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
This prompted Ninomiya to wonder whether the taste cells in these mice are hypersensitive to sugars as well.
They discovered that sodium chloride tastes saltier than sodium linked to other anions because chloride is small enough to worm its way into taste buds, where it affects the way taste cells perceive sodium.
Adenosine receptors are present in sweet-sensitive taste cells.
These channels let protons (H+ ions) into cells, are important in the inner ear for balance, and are present in the taste cells that respond to sour flavors.
fasciatus, which laid the foundation for further research related to the sensory signal transduction of chemical substances, and the reaction mechanism of taste cells to the special chemical substances.
IANS Signals sent by the tongue's taste cells prevent the brain from confusing between bitter and sweet tastes, a study has showed.