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Advances in the study of the role of extraoral bitter taste receptors
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  • Xiaohui Yu,
  • Yanli Zhen,
  • Ting Fang,
  • Jian Zhang,
  • Yuyi Xu,
  • Fangling Wu,
  • Jinxue Cao,
  • Yaming Liu,
  • Ji Li,
  • Dongkai Wang
Xiaohui Yu
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Yanli Zhen
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Ting Fang
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Jian Zhang
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Yuyi Xu
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Fangling Wu
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Jinxue Cao
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Yaming Liu
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Ji Li
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
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Dongkai Wang
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

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Abstract

Taste is one of the basic senses of living organisms and can recognize sour, bitter, salty, sweet and umami tastes. Bitter taste receptor is a class of G protein-coupled receptors capable of sensing bitterness. Initially, bitter taste receptor was thought to be only found in the taste buds of the tongue, palate and throat. Recent research has shown that in addition to the oral cavity, the bitter taste receptor is also present in the intestinal tract, respiratory tract, urinary tract, vascular smooth muscle, nervous system, thyroid gland and other tissues and organs to regulate body homeostasis and resist disorders . In this review, we focus on the effects of the bitter taste receptor outside the oral cavity to lay the groundwork for future research.