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AliasesTAS2R50, T2R50, T2R51, TAS2R51, taste 2 receptor member 50
External IDsOMIM: 609627 HomoloGene: 88474 GeneCards: TAS2R50
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 12 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 12 (human)[1]
Chromosome 12 (human)
Genomic location for TAS2R50
Genomic location for TAS2R50
Band12p13.2Start10,985,913 bp[1]
End10,986,912 bp[1]
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC)Chr 12: 10.99 – 10.99 Mbn/a
PubMed search[2]n/a
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Taste receptor type 2 member 50 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAS2R50 gene.[3][4][5][6]


TAS2R50 belongs to the large TAS2R receptor family. TAS2Rs are expressed on the surface of taste receptor cells and mediate the perception of bitterness through a G protein-coupled second messenger pathway.[4] See also TAS2R10.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c ENSG00000276167, ENSG00000273431 GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000212126, ENSG00000276167, ENSG00000273431 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  3. ^ Bufe B, Hofmann T, Krautwurst D, Raguse JD, Meyerhof W (Oct 2002). "The human TAS2R16 receptor mediates bitter taste in response to beta-glucopyranosides". Nat Genet. 32 (3): 397–401. doi:10.1038/ng1014. PMID 12379855.
  4. ^ a b Conte C, Ebeling M, Marcuz A, Nef P, Andres-Barquin PJ (Feb 2003). "Identification and characterization of human taste receptor genes belonging to the TAS2R family". Cytogenet Genome Res. 98 (1): 45–53. doi:10.1159/000068546. PMID 12584440.
  5. ^ Shiffman D, Ellis SG, Rowland CM, Malloy MJ, Luke MM, Iakoubova OA, Pullinger CR, Cassano J, Aouizerat BE, Fenwick RG, Reitz RE, Catanese JJ, Leong DU, Zellner C, Sninsky JJ, Topol EJ, Devlin JJ, Kane JP (Sep 2005). "Identification of Four Gene Variants Associated with Myocardial Infarction". Am J Hum Genet. 77 (4): 596–605. doi:10.1086/491674. PMC 1275608. PMID 16175505.
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: TAS2R50 taste receptor, type 2, member 50".

Further reading

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