Why do taste cells generate action potentials?
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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:42 doi:10.1186/jbiol138Published: 28 April 2009
Taste cells regularly generate action potentials, but their functional significance in taste signaling is unclear. A paper in BMC Neuroscience reveals the identity of the voltage-gated Na+ channels underlying action potentials, providing the foundation for insights into their function.