Affiliation: Monell Chemical Senses Center
- Major taste loss in carnivorous mammalsPeihua Jiang
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:4956-61. 2012..These data provide strong support for the view that loss of taste receptor function in mammals is widespread and directly related to feeding specializations...
- Functional Analyses of Bitter Taste Receptors in Domestic Cats (Felis catus)Weiwei Lei
Monell Chemical Senses Center, 3500 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States of America
PLoS ONE 10:e0139670. 2015..Further comparative studies of factors driving numbers and functions of bitter taste receptors will aid in understanding the forces shaping their repertoire. ..
- The bamboo-eating giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) has a sweet tooth: behavioral and molecular responses to compounds that taste sweet to humansPeihua Jiang
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
PLoS ONE 9:e93043. 2014..We consider possible explanations for retained sweet perception in this species, including the potential extra-oral functions of sweet taste receptors that may be required for animals that consume plants. ..
- Single Lgr5- or Lgr6-expressing taste stem/progenitor cells generate taste bud cells ex vivoWenwen Ren
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:16401-6. 2014..Together, our data demonstrate that functional taste cells can be generated ex vivo from single Lgr5(+) or Lgr6(+) cells, validating the use of this model for the study of taste cell generation. ..