taste cell


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taste cell

Any of the neuroepithelial cells within a taste bud that are receptors for the sense of taste. Each possesses on the free surface a short gustatory hair that projects through the inner taste pore.
Synonym: taste receptor cell
See also: cell
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The studies also revealed when during taste cell differentiation these genes influence whether a given taste cell ultimately will respond to either salty, sweet, sour, bitter or umami.
There is an enormous number of these cells in the lower gut," notes Enrique Rozengurt, a biologist at UCLA (the University of California campus in Los Angeles) whose team first found taste cells in the gut in 2002.
Individual mouse taste cells respond to multiple chemical stimuli.
The findings will facilitate techniques to grow and manipulate new functional taste cells for both clinical and research purposes.
The gut's taste cells appear to be built from the same machinery as the taste cells of the tongue, the structures of which scientists have only recently nailed down.
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research has attempted to find out how taste cells detect sugars.
The dilution helps neutralize the charge difference between the outside and inside of the bud, making it easier for sodium-scavenging taste cells to haul in more of the mineral, Desimone says.
Liman's lab used a molecular genetics technique called RNAseq to identify which genes were specifically expressed in sour taste cells and not other types of taste cells.
Signals sent by tongue's taste cells prevent the brain from confusing between bitter and sweet tastes, a study has showed.
10,000 number of taste buds on our tongues, each containing 50 taste cells.
Taste buds are comprised of taste cells with taste nerves interwoven between.
Cockroaches that don't fall for traps' sweet poisons have evolved taste cells that register sugar as bitter.