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 these cells opens up a whole new area for studying taste cell
renewal, and contributes to stem cell biology in general," said senior author Peihua Jiang, Ph.
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 authors speculate that KATP may function in sweet taste cells
to modulate taste cell
sensitivity to sugars according to metabolic needs.
The work confirms earlier findings by others that chloride diffuses into taste buds through a dense network of filaments that swathe taste cells
and link them to one another.
Or maybe the bait traps triggered the spread of rare genetic variations in roach taste cells
left over from before the species moved in with people.
The presence of the KATP channel suggests that taste cells
may play a role in regulating our sensitivity to sweet taste under different nutritional conditions.
These taste cells
vary in number between individuals from an initial 10,000 in newborns to about 2,500 in adults.
The new imaging technology allows Cargill scientists to actually see and measure the cellular response of taste cells
Salt Program: Validated the amino acid sequence of the salt channel, ENaC, from human taste cells
An American biotechnology company has discovered ``bitter blockers'' which stop production of a protein released by taste cells