The cell biology of taste

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Taste buds are aggregates of 50-100 polarized neuroepithelial cells that detect nutrients and other compounds. Combined analyses of gene expression and cellular function reveal an elegant cellular organization within the taste bud. This review discusses the functional classes of taste cells, their cell biology, and current thinking on how taste information is transmitted to the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-296
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 9 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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