TAS2R1

Taste receptor, type 2, member 1
Identifiers
TAS2R1 Gene
RNA expression pattern

Taste receptor type 2 member 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAS2R1 gene.[1][2][3]

This gene encodes a member of a family of candidate taste receptors that are members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily and that are specifically expressed by taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. This intronless taste receptor gene encodes a 7-transmembrane receptor protein, functioning as a bitter taste receptor. This gene is mapped to chromosome 5p15, the location of a genetic locus (PROP) that controls the detection of the bitter compound 6-n-propyl-2-thiouracil.[3]

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