Do taste receptors respond to perturbation of water structure?

S. E. Kemp*, J. M. Grigor, G. G. Birch

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Abstract

The pmr spin-spin pulse relaxation times (T2 values) of the L-amino acids are examined in relation to their taste threshold values. There is an inverse trend between T2 value and threshold value with a good correlation for amino acids whose natural pH is close to neutrality. These results may indicate that taste receptors respond to perturbation of water structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-733
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

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