Inactivation of Taste Genes Linked to Male Sterility

July 2, 2013 4:29 PM

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Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center report the surprising finding that two proteins involved in oral taste detection also play a crucial role in sperm development.

“This paper highlights a connection between the taste system and male reproduction,” says lead author Bedrich Mosinger, a molecular biologist at Monell. “It is one more demonstration that components of the taste system also play important roles in other organ systems.”

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