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Technique to Collect Fungiform (Taste) Papillae from Human Tongue
 

Technique to Collect Fungiform (Taste) Papillae from Human Tongue

Article DOI: 10.3791/2201
September 18th, 2010

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Summary September 18th, 2010

Knowledge of molecular mechanisms underlying gustatory transduction has recently enjoyed significant advances, largely due to using animal models. However, the wide diversity in taste sensitivity and specificity among mammals warrants studies in human tissue. We describe a biopsy technique to collect living taste cells from the papillae on human tongue.

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