TAS2R8

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Taste receptor type 2 member 8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAS2R8 gene.[1][2][3]

Function

This gene product belongs to the family of candidate taste receptors that are members of the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily. These proteins are specifically expressed in the taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. They are organized in the genome in clusters and are genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception in mice and humans. In functional expression studies, they respond to bitter tastants. This gene maps to the taste receptor gene cluster on chromosome 12p13.[3]

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References

  1. Adler E, Hoon MA, Mueller KL, Chandrashekar J, Ryba NJ, Zuker CS (Apr 2000). "A novel family of mammalian taste receptors". Cell. 100 (6): 693–702. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)80705-9. PMID 10761934.
  2. Matsunami H, Montmayeur JP, Buck LB (Apr 2000). "A family of candidate taste receptors in human and mouse". Nature. 404 (6778): 601–4. doi:10.1038/35007072. PMID 10766242.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Entrez Gene: TAS2R8 taste receptor, type 2, member 8".

Further reading

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.


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