TAS2R16 gene

taste 2 receptor member 16

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From NCBI Gene:

This gene encodes a member of a family of candidate taste receptors that are members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. These family members are specifically expressed by taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. Each of these apparently intronless genes encodes a 7-transmembrane receptor protein, functioning as a bitter taste receptor. This gene is clustered with another 3 candidate taste receptor genes in chromosome 7 and is genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

From UniProt:

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.

Cytogenetic Location: 7q31.1-q31.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 7 between positions 31.1 and 31.3

Molecular Location: base pairs 122,994,705 to 122,995,700 on chromosome 7 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 7q31.1-q31.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 7 between positions 31.1 and 31.3