CALHM1 protein controls sense of taste.

CALHM1 represents a new category of pore-forming membrane proteins involved in the control of the known degrees of amyloid-beta peptide, a primary trigger for Alzheimer's disease. Related StoriesDiscovery can offer clues to how some viruses control expression of genetic materialUnique, tiny proteins cage developed to deliver chemotherapy chemicals to tumor cellsRice researchers solve long-position mystery about hemophilia protein directly After additional studies in a mouse that didn’t have the CALHM1 gene, Dr. Marambaud and his lab found that the mouse had severely impaired perceptions of lovely, bitter and umami tastes.You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Policy Statement, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, debates and discussions. The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free services of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2007 Advisory Board Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.

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