Aliases for TAS2R50 Gene
External Ids for TAS2R50 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAS2R50 Gene
TAS2R50 belongs to the large TAS2R receptor family. TAS2Rs are expressed on the surface of taste receptor cells and mediate the perception of bitterness through a G protein-coupled second messenger pathway (Conte et al., 2002 [PubMed 12584440]). See also TAS2R10 (MIM 604791).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TAS2R50 Gene
TAS2R50 (Taste 2 Receptor Member 50) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Taste transduction and Peptide ligand-binding receptors. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and bitter taste receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TAS2R42.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAS2R50 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 (By similarity).