[Molecular receptors of taste agents]

Bioorg Khim. Jan-Feb 2009;35(1):5-14.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

All representatives of higher eukaryotes can probably differentially perceive nutrients and poisonous substances. Molecular mechanisms of transduction of taste information have been best studied for mammals and for the fruit fly Drosophila. Here, we consider receptor mechanisms and conjugated primary signal processes of stimulation of taste receptor cells by stimuli of various taste modalities.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chemoreceptor Cells / physiology*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / physiology
  • Humans
  • Ion Channel Gating / physiology
  • Neurons, Afferent / physiology
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*
  • Taste / physiology*
  • Taste Buds / physiology*
  • Taste Threshold / physiology*