Handbook of Perception. Tasting and Smelling by Edward C. Carterette (Auth.)

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Then nS + P ±; Sn P or KC»RS 1 + KC" This equation is the same as the fundamental taste equation except that the concentration is raised to the power of n. 4. The simple quantitative adsorption theory presented above has sur­ vived over 25 years of analysis and has been used with many species, from insect to man. It assumes a direct relationship between the stimulus and response even though it is certain there are many events that inter­ vene between the stimulus binding and the elicitation of a response.

0 TO SALTS Να CHLORIDE. 0 CONCENTRATION FIG. 7. The summated neural activity from the rat chorda tympani nerve is recorded as a function of concentration. experimentally determined with the exception of the association constant, K, which can be directly calculated. Thus, there are no assumed constants or factors. Furthermore, A' is a very meaningful constant in physical chemistry. If the stimulus-receptor site is at thermodynamic equilibrium, the magnitude of A' is related to the strength of binding of the stimulus to FIG.

LLOYD M. BEIDLER 46 NH 2 —CO—NH 2 bitter NH 2 —CS— NH2 bitter ^>-0-C L 2 H 5 very bitter J—NH—CS--NH 2 very bitter HCS—NH 2 A very interesting bitter molecule is phenylthiourea NH—C—NH 2 I s which is very bitter for some people and almost tasteless for others at moderate concentrations. Actually, a bimodal threshold distribution for this molecule has been observed for Caucasians, although some ethnic groups show a unimodal distribution (Kalmus, 1971). Genetic studies indi­ cate that nontasters are recessive homozygotes (tt), whereas tasters are either heterozygous (Tt) or homozygous (TT).

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