Aliases for TAS2R9 Gene
External Ids for TAS2R9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAS2R9 Gene
This gene product belongs to the family of candidate taste receptors that are members of the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily. These proteins are specifically expressed in the taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. They are organized in the genome in clusters and are genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception in mice and humans. In functional expression studies, they respond to bitter tastants. This gene maps to the taste receptor gene cluster on chromosome 12p13. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TAS2R9 Gene
TAS2R9 (Taste 2 Receptor Member 9) 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 TAS2R7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAS2R9 Gene
Gustducin-coupled receptor implicated in the perception of bitter compounds in the oral cavity and the gastrointestinal tract. Signals through PLCB2 and the calcium-regulated cation channel TRPM5 (By similarity).