PubMed 21437573

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Automatically associated channels: HCN3 , HCN4

Title: Establishment of clonal cell lines of taste buds from a p53(-/-) mouse tongue.

Authors: Hideyuki Sako, Makie Hori, Ikuo Masuho, Osamu Saitoh, Atsumasa Okada, Yasuhiro Tomooka

Journal, date & volume: In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Anim., 2011 Apr , 47, 333-40

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A taste bud is a sensory organ and consists of 50-100 spindle-shaped cells. The cells function as taste acceptors. They have characteristics of both epithelial and neuronal cells. A taste bud contains four types of cells, type I, type II, type III cells, and basal cells. Taste buds were isolated from a tongue of a p53-deficient mouse at day 12, and 11 clonal taste bud (TBD) cell lines were established. In immunochemical analysis, all cell lines expressed cytokeratin 18, gustducin, T1R3, and neural cellular adhesion molecule, but not GLAST. In RT-PCR analysis, shh was not expressed in any of the cell lines. Further analysis with RT-PCR was conducted on four cell lines. They expressed G protein-coupled taste receptors; T1R3, T2R8 for sweet, bitter, umami. And they also expressed α-ENaC for salty taste. While, a candidate for sour receptor HCN4 was expressed in TBD-a1 and TBD-a7 lines. And another candidate for sour receptor PKD1L3 was slightly expressed in TBD-a1 and TBD-c1.