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Taste receptor, type 2, member 5
Symbols TAS2R5 ; T2R5
External IDs OMIM605062 HomoloGene49580 IUPHAR: 662 GeneCards: TAS2R5 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 54429 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000127366 n/a
UniProt Q9NYW4 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_018980 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_061853 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 7:
141.79 – 141.79 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Taste receptor type 2 member 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAS2R5 gene.[1]


This gene encodes a bitter taste receptor; bitter taste receptors are members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily and are specifically expressed by taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. Each of these apparently intronless taste receptor genes encodes a 7-transmembrane receptor protein, functioning as a bitter taste receptor. This gene is clustered with another 3 candidate taste receptor genes on chromosome 7 and is genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception.[1]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.