Naim, M. and Seifert, Roland and Nürnberg, B. and Grünbaum, L. and Schultz, Günter (1994) Some taste substances are direct activators of G-proteins. The Biochemical journal 297 ( Pt 3, pp. 451-454.
Amphiphilic substances may stimulate cellular events through direct activation of G-proteins. The present experiments indicate that several amphiphilic sweeteners and the bitter tastant, quinine, activate transducin and Gi/Go-proteins. Concentrations of taste substances required to activate G-proteins in vitro correlated with those used to elicit taste. These data support the hypothesis that amphiphilic taste substances may elicit taste through direct activation of G-proteins.
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|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Pharmacology and Toxicology (Prof. Schlossmann, formerly Prof. Seifert)|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
600 Technology > 615 Pharmacy
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||26 Jan 2012 08:17|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 18:30|