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Taste receptor, type 2, member 44
Symbols TAS2R44; T2R44; T2R53
External IDs MGI2681304 HomoloGene89249 GeneCards: TAS2R44 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 259290 353165
Ensembl n/a ENSMUSG00000053217
UniProt n/a Q7TQA8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_176885 NM_181276
RefSeq (protein) NP_795366 NP_851793
Location (UCSC) n/a Chr 6:
132.74 - 132.74 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Taste receptor, type 2, member 44, also known as TAS2R44, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the TAS2R44 gene.[1] This bitter taste receptor has been shown to respond to saccharin in vitro.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Entrez Gene: TAS2R44 taste receptor, type 2, member 44".  
  2. ^ Kuhn C, Bufe B, Winnig M, Hofmann T, Frank O, Behrens M, Lewtschenko T, Slack JP, Ward CD, Meyerhof W (November 2004). "Bitter taste receptors for saccharin and acesulfame K". J. Neurosci. 24 (45): 10260–5. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1225-04.2004. PMID 15537898.  

Further reading

  • Margolskee RF (2002). "Molecular mechanisms of bitter and sweet taste transduction.". J. Biol. Chem. 277 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1074/jbc.R100054200. PMID 11696554.  
  • Montmayeur JP, Matsunami H (2002). "Receptors for bitter and sweet taste.". Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 12 (4): 366–71. doi:10.1016/S0959-4388(02)00345-8. PMID 12139982.  
  • Bufe B, Hofmann T, Krautwurst D, et al. (2002). "The human TAS2R16 receptor mediates bitter taste in response to beta-glucopyranosides.". Nat. Genet. 32 (3): 397–401. doi:10.1038/ng1014. PMID 12379855.  
  • Strausberg RL, Feingold EA, Grouse LH, et al. (2003). "Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences.". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99 (26): 16899–903. doi:10.1073/pnas.242603899. PMID 12477932.  
  • Zhang Y, Hoon MA, Chandrashekar J, et al. (2003). "Coding of sweet, bitter, and umami tastes: different receptor cells sharing similar signaling pathways.". Cell 112 (3): 293–301. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(03)00071-0. PMID 12581520.  
  • Conte C, Ebeling M, Marcuz A, et al. (2003). "Identification and characterization of human taste receptor genes belonging to the TAS2R family.". Cytogenet. Genome Res. 98 (1): 45–53. doi:10.1159/000068546. PMID 12584440.  
  • Pronin AN, Tang H, Connor J, Keung W (2005). "Identification of ligands for two human bitter T2R receptors.". Chem. Senses 29 (7): 583–93. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjh064. PMID 15337684.  
  • Gerhard DS, Wagner L, Feingold EA, et al. (2004). "The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC).". Genome Res. 14 (10B): 2121–7. doi:10.1101/gr.2596504. PMID 15489334.  
  • Fischer A, Gilad Y, Man O, Pääbo S (2005). "Evolution of bitter taste receptors in humans and apes.". Mol. Biol. Evol. 22 (3): 432–6. doi:10.1093/molbev/msi027. PMID 15496549.  
  • Kuhn C, Bufe B, Winnig M, et al. (2005). "Bitter taste receptors for saccharin and acesulfame K.". J. Neurosci. 24 (45): 10260–5. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1225-04.2004. PMID 15537898.  

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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