TAS2R4

TAS2R4

Taste receptor, type 2, member 4
Identifiers
TAS2R4 Gene
RNA expression pattern

Taste receptor type 2 member 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAS2R4 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. These apparently intronless genes encode a 7-transmembrane receptor protein, functioning as a bitter taste receptor. This gene is clustered with another 3 candidate taste receptor genes in chromosome 7 and is genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception.[3]

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