Aliases for TAS2R1 Gene
External Ids for TAS2R1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAS2R1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of candidate taste receptors that are members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily and that are specifically expressed by taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. This intronless taste receptor gene encodes a 7-transmembrane receptor protein, functioning as a bitter taste receptor. This gene is mapped to chromosome 5p15, the location of a genetic locus (PROP) that controls the detection of the bitter compound 6-n-propyl-2-thiouracil. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TAS2R1 Gene
TAS2R1 (Taste 2 Receptor Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Peptide ligand-binding receptors and Taste transduction. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and taste receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TAS2R3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAS2R1 Gene
Receptor that may play a role in the perception of bitterness and is gustducin-linked. May play a role in sensing the chemical composition of the gastrointestinal content. The activity of this receptor may stimulate alpha gustducin, mediate PLC-beta-2 activation and lead to the gating of TRPM5.