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Clyne, P.J., Warr, C.G., Carlson, J.R. (2000). Candidate taste receptors in Drosophila.  Science 287(5459): 1830--1834.
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FBrf0126794
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Little is known about the molecular mechanisms of taste perception in animals, particularly the initial events of taste signaling. A large and diverse family of seven transmembrane domain proteins was identified from the Drosophila genome database with a computer algorithm that identifies proteins on the basis of structure. Eighteen of 19 genes examined were expressed in the Drosophila labellum, a gustatory organ of the proboscis. Expression was not detected in a variety of other tissues. The genes were not expressed in the labellum of a Drosophila mutant, pox-neuro70, in which taste neurons are eliminated. Tissue specificity of expression of these genes, along with their structural similarity, supports the possibility that the family encodes a large and divergent family of taste receptors.

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    English
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    Science
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    Science
    Publication Year
    1895-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0036-8075
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