Classic selective sweeps revealed by massive sequencing in cattle.
Göttingen, Germany. In Plos Genet, 2014
We find 106 candidate selection regions, many of which are harboring genes related to phenotypes relevant in domestication, such as coat coloring pattern, neurobehavioral functioning and sensory perception including KIT, MITF, MC1R, NRG4, Erbb4, TMEM132D and TAS2R16, among others.
Do polymorphisms in chemosensory genes matter for human ingestive behavior?
United States. In Food Qual Prefer, 2013
For example, TAS2R16 polymorphisms are linked to the bitterness of naturally occurring plant compounds and alcoholic beverage intake, a TAS2R19 polymorphism predicts differences in quinine bitterness and grapefruit bitterness and liking, and TAS2R31 polymorphisms associate with differential bitterness of plant compounds like aristolochic acid and the sulfonyl amide sweeteners saccharin and acesulfame-K.
Assessment of the presence of chemosensing receptors based on bitter and fat taste in the gastrointestinal tract of young pig.
Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. In J Anim Sci, 2012
For 7 genes for bitter taste (TAS2R1, TAS2R3, TAS2R7, TAS2R9, TAS2R10, TAS2R16, and TAS2R38) and for 3 genes for fat taste (GPR40, GPR43, and GPR120), a full homology for exon sequences was found and primers were designed by Primer3.
Variations in bitter-taste receptor genes, dietary intake, and colorectal adenoma risk.
Houston, United States. In Nutr Cancer, 2012
Using a case-control study of 914 colorectal adenoma cases/1188 controls, we explored associations among colorectal adenoma risk, dietary intake, and genetic variation in 3 bitter-taste receptor genes: TAS2R38 (rs713598, rs1726866, rs10246939), TAS2R16 (rs846672), and TAS2R50 (rs1376251).