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 Receptor, Type 2, Member 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include taste receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TAS2R42.
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