Taste perception: how to make a gourmet mouse. Academic Article uri icon


  • Sugars and amino acids are mainly associated with desirable taste sensation. A new study using knockout mouse models shows that the detection of various sugars, artificial sweeteners and L-amino acids is exclusively mediated by taste cells that express one or pair-wise combinations of three G protein coupled receptors, T1R1, T1R2 and T1R3

published proceedings

  • Curr Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Matsunami, H., & Amrein, H.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Matsunami, Hiroaki||Amrein, Hubert

publication date

  • February 2004