Rewired Taste System Reveals How Flavors Move From Tongue to Brain

Howard Hughes Medical Institute| Wed Aug 09 11:26:40 EDT 2017
Rewired Taste System Reveals How Flavors Move From Tongue to Brain

By tangling up bitter- and sweet-sensing cells on the tongues of mice, researchers have teased apart how the taste system wires itself. The results, from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator

Charles Zuker

at Columbia University and colleagues, reveal how cells constantly reconnect to keep taste abilities running smoothly, allowing flavor information to flow from tongue to brain.

The ability to sense sweet, bitter, salty, sour, and savory (also called umami)....

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