Unlocking the Secrets of TAS2R14: Cholesterol as a Gatekeeper in Bitter Taste Perception

Exploring the Dual Role of Cholesterol and cmpd28.1 in Modulating Bitter Taste Receptors Beyond the Tongue

8 mins
What is it about?

Medicine and Health

Science and Maths


The paper explores the structure and function of a specific type of bitter taste receptor, TAS2R14, which is a part of the G-protein-coupled receptor family. This receptor is unique because it can detect a wide array of bitter compounds and is not only found in the tongue but also in various other tissues throughout the body.