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AliasesTAS2R7, T2R7, TRB4, taste 2 receptor member 7
External IDsOMIM: 604793 MGI: 2681278 HomoloGene: 41536 GeneCards: TAS2R7
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 12 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 12 (human)[1]
Chromosome 12 (human)
Genomic location for TAS2R7
Genomic location for TAS2R7
Band12p13.2Start10,801,532 bp[1]
End10,802,627 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC)Chr 12: 10.8 – 10.8 MbChr 6: 131.63 – 131.63 Mb
PubMed search[3][4]
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Taste receptor type 2 member 7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAS2R7 gene.[5][6][7]


This gene product belongs to the family of candidate taste receptors that are members of the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily. These proteins are specifically expressed in the taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. They are organized in the genome in clusters and are genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception in mice and humans. In functional expression studies, they respond to bitter tastants. This gene maps to the taste receptor gene cluster on chromosome 12p13.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c ENSG00000273326, ENSG00000274327 GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000121377, ENSG00000273326, ENSG00000274327 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000054497 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  5. ^ Adler E, Hoon MA, Mueller KL, Chandrashekar J, Ryba NJ, Zuker CS (Apr 2000). "A novel family of mammalian taste receptors". Cell. 100 (6): 693–702. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)80705-9. PMID 10761934.
  6. ^ Matsunami H, Montmayeur JP, Buck LB (Apr 2000). "A family of candidate taste receptors in human and mouse". Nature. 404 (6778): 601–4. doi:10.1038/35007072. PMID 10766242.
  7. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: TAS2R7 taste receptor, type 2, member 7".

Further reading

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