An expression system for Gustatory receptors—And why it failed | Academic Article individual record

A recent paper by the Dahankuar laboratory suggested that single Drosophila sugar receptors proteins accurately mediate sugar detection when ectopically expressed in olfactory neurons of the antenna. These findings contra-dict numerous previously published electrophysiological and behavioral investigations, which all point towards heteromultimeric sugar taste receptors. Here, I provide some explanation why this “pseudo-heterologous” expression system may have led to this misleading conclusion. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Amrein, H.
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  • Taste Buds
  • Heterodimers
  • Gr Genes
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Olfactony Learning And Memory
  • Taste Receptors
  • Olfactory Neuron
  • Taste
  • Drosophila
  • Animals
  • Expression System
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