Pinpointed Taste Receptor Stem Cells Could Help Treat Sense Loss

Taste receptor cells have a quick turnover rate. Every 10-16 days, new cells replace the old; yet, pinpointing the replenishing stem cell source has eluded researchers. In a study published in Stem Cells, researchers found a marker that identifies these cells. Significantly, these stem cells could be re-activated following taste receptor loss in cancer patients or the elderly. Peihua Jiang led the investigation.

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