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Common sense about taste: from mammals to insects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19837029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sense of taste is a specialized chemosensory system dedicated to the evaluation of food and drink. Despite the fact that vertebrates and insects have independently evolved distinct anatomic and molecular pathways for taste sensation, there are clear parallels in the organization and coding logic between the two systems. There is now persuasive evidence that tastant quality is mediated by labeled lines, whereby distinct and strictly segregated populations of taste receptor cells encode each of the taste qualities.
David A Yarmolinsky; Charles S Zuker; Nicholas J P Ryba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell     Volume:  139     ISSN:  1097-4172     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-19     Completed Date:  2009-11-13     Revised Date:  2014-05-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413066     Medline TA:  Cell     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chemoreceptor Cells / physiology
Insects / physiology*
Mammals / physiology*
Taste Buds / physiology
Tongue / cytology,  physiology
Grant Support
//Howard Hughes Medical Institute; //Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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