Aliases for TAS2R5 Gene
External Ids for TAS2R5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAS2R5 Gene
This gene encodes a bitter taste receptor; bitter taste receptors are members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily and are specifically expressed by taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. Each of these apparently intronless taste receptor genes encodes a 7-transmembrane receptor protein, functioning as a bitter taste receptor. This gene is clustered with another 3 candidate taste receptor genes on chromosome 7 and is genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TAS2R5 Gene
TAS2R5 (Taste 2 Receptor Member 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Peptide ligand-binding receptors and Taste transduction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and taste receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TAS2R20.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAS2R5 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.