TAS2R5

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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To explore the evolutionary forces on the Tas2r genes, we conducted an analysis of site models by using the Tas2r2, Tas2r5, Tas2r7, Tas2r10, Tas2r12, Tas2r38, Tas2r39, Tas2r40, Tas2r41, Tas2r42 and Tas2r67 sequences as input data.