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How sweet it isn't -- preference for alternatives to sugar based on sour, bitter tastes
...tances, including sugar, based on how much bitter, sour
and metallic tastes they perceived with each subst...researchers attribute this to a lack of noticeable sour
and bitter tastes in this sweetener. "So many sugar substitutes also have unpleasant tastes," said J...
Scientists solve sour taste proteins
...e of the tongue that are responsible for detecting sour
tastes. While the scientific basis of other primar...s is the first study to define how humans perceive sour
taste, said team senior scientist Hiroaki Matsunami, Ph.D., an assistant professor of molecular gene...
University of California, San Diego-led team discovers how we detect sour taste
...arate cells, but some researchers have argued that sour
and salty tastes, which depend on the detection of... To determine if the taste cells and receptors for sour
were separate from the receptors for the other basic tastes, the researchers tested mice in which th...
Researchers identify the cells and receptor for sensing sour taste
...ntified the cells and the receptor responsible for sour
taste, the primary gateway in all mammals for the ...rve signals sent to the brain. The hunt for the sour
receptor began with a search of DNA and protein sequence databases. Angela Huang, a graduate student...
Halos and horns: Fixing the 'taste' of diet soda
...reason the new lime diet colas are so popular. The sour
taste of the lime works with the carbonation to keep the mouth busy so the consumer doesn't notice the lack of body as much," she added. Ideally the scientists would like to find an ingredient that gives body to diet soft drinks without adding calo...
Sour taste make you pucker? It may be in your genes
...arge role in determining individual differences in sour
taste perception. The findings may help researcher...nd bitter taste. Scientists have long known that sour
taste is stimulated by acids in foods and beverages. In fact, the word acid is derived from the Lati...