Bitter Compounds

Some articles on compounds, bitter compounds, bitter:

Yam (vegetable) - Toxicity in Yams
... of edible, mature, cultivated yam do not contain toxic compounds ... Bitter compounds tend to accumulate in immature tuber tissues of white and yellow yams ... These may be polyphenols or tanninlike compounds ...
Gustducin - Bitter Transduction
... When bitter-stimulated T2R/TRB activate gustducin heterotrimers, gustducin acts to mediate two responses in taste receptor cells ... Bitter taste transduction models Several models have been suggested for the mechanisms regarding the transduction of bitter taste signals ... blockage Patch clamping experiments have shown that several bitter ions act directly on potassium channels, blocking them ...

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