The Sixth Taste? Biologists enhance the scientific understanding of calcium taste

January 03, 2018

senior author Craig Montell, UCSB’s Duggan Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Neuroscience. “We not only identified the taste neurons but also found three receptor proteins that are important in sensing calcium. In fact, eliminating any one of them allowed us to do an interesting survival experiment.”

The findings appear in the journal Neuron.