Pic of the day: Lungs’ taste receptors

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Reference: Deshpande DA, Wang WC, McIlmoyle EL, Robinett KS, Schillinger RM, An SS, Sham JS, & Liggett SB. (Nov 2010, Epub 24 Oct 2010). Bitter taste receptors on airway smooth muscle bronchodilate by localized calcium signaling and reverse obstruction. Nature Medicine, 16(11):1299-304. PMID: 20972434, PMCID: PMC3066567, DOI: 10.1038/nm.2237. Article | FREE FULLTEXT PDF