The functions of taste bud Toshihide Sato 1 , Yukio Okada 1 1Department of Oral Physiology, Nagasaki University School of Dentistry pp.334-343
Published Date 1981/4/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431905274
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The most important cell in the taste buds is a taste cell.The functions of the taste cell are to receive necessary and unnecessary taste stimuli coming into the mouth and to transduce the receptor potential into gustatory neural impulses.

The mean resting membrane potentials of taste cells in catfish, frog, mudpuppy, rat and hamster range from -18 to -40 mV. Taste stimuli higher than a threshold concentration generally produce a depolarizing receptor potential, but taste stimuli lower than the threshold produce no response or a hyperpolarizing receptor potential in a taste cell.

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