Bitter-sweet solution in taste transduction. Academic Article uri icon


  • A contentious issue in taste research might have come to a close. Zhang et al., in this issue of Cell, provide broad support for the notion that the recognition of sweet, umami, and bitter tastes use the same signaling molecules. Moreover, they show that individual taste cells are dedicated to the transduction of only one of these three taste qualities.

published proceedings

  • Cell

author list (cited authors)

  • Amrein, H., & Bray, S.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Amrein, Hubert||Bray, Steve

publication date

  • February 2003

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