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2010-10-28 08:15:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Taste receptors in the lungs? Researchers have discovered that bitter taste receptors aren't just in the mouth, but in the lungs as well. Learning about the taste receptors could revolutionize the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases. "The detection of functioning taste receptors on smooth muscle of the bronchus in the lungs was so unexpected that we were at first quite skeptical ourselves," the study's senior author, Stephen B. Liggett, M.D.,...

2010-10-25 12:25:28

University of Maryland School of Maryland researchers show bitter compounds open lung airways better than current drugs Taste receptors in the lungs? Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter taste receptors are not just located in the mouth but also in human lungs. What they learned about the role of the receptors could revolutionize the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases. "The detection of functioning taste...


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