Sensory Systems: Taste Perception
(PowerPoint Slides)

Robert F. Margolskee*

Department of Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.


*Contact information. E-mail, robert.margolskee{at}


Slides are provided for a class covering the human taste system and are part of the course �Cell Signaling Systems: A Course for Graduate Students.� The slides begin with a discussion of taste buds and receptors and then proceed to describe sweet taste receptors and their induced signal transduction.

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Educational Details

Learning Resource Type: PowerPoint slides

Context: Undergraduate upper division, graduate, professional (degree program)

Intended Users: Teacher, learner

Intended Educational Use: Teach, learn, plan

Discipline: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Structural Biology

Keywords: taste buds, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami, Type 1 taste receptors, ion channels, T1R3

Technical Details

Format: PowerPoint (ppt)

Size: 16.6 MB

Requirements: Microsoft PowerPoint

Limits for Use

Cost: Free

Rights: This material may be downloaded for noncommercial, course-teaching purposes only, provided credit to STKE is included by listing the citation for the Teaching Resource.


Citation: R. F. Margolskee, Sensory systems: Taste perception. Sci. STKE2005, tr20 (2005).

© 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science