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TAS2R5 A gene on chromosome 7q31.3-q32 that encodes a gustducin-coupled taste receptor implicated in the perception of bitter compounds; it may play a role in sensing the chemical composition of the GI content. TAS2R5 may stimulate alpha gustducin, mediate PLC-beta-2 activation and lead to the gating of TRPM5
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One recent study on transgenic mice and bitter taste receptor T2R5 seems to contradict Ayurveda theory.
Moreover, T2R5 are expressed in the spermatid phase, but not all spermatids express T2R5 .
Mice that perceive the chemical all have one form of a bitter receptor called T2R5
, while nontasting mice had another.