Evidence for a role of voltage-sensitive apical K channels in sour and salt taste transduction

Sue C. Kinnamon, Stephen D. Roper

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Abstract

The taste stimulus KCl is transduced in mudpuppy taste cells by a voltage-sensitive K+ conductance on the apical membrane. Sour taste stimuli produce depolarizing receptor potentials by blocking this conductance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalChemical senses
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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