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NCBI Gene PubMed Count 27
PubMed Score 19.74
PubTator Score 25.35

Knowledge Summary

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  Disease (4)

Disease Target Count
Alcoholic Intoxication, Chronic 41
Disease Target Count P-value
medulloblastoma, large-cell 6234 5.8e-04
Disease Target Count Z-score Confidence
Nicotine dependence 53 4.521 2.3
Disease Target Count
Alcohol dependence 107

Gene RIF (12)

25393978 Principal component analysis of binding energies for single-point mutants of hT2R16 bound to an agonist correlate with experimental mutant cell response.
24785689 No significant association between rs702424 alleles and salicin bitter taste recognition, implying that this site does not contribute to salicin phenotypic variance.
24177185 Results showed that individuals with at least one derived T-allele at polymorphic site 516 have a higher sensitivity to salicin bitterness compared with individuals homozygous for the ancestral G-allele.
23133589 Bitter taste receptor polymorphisms in TAS2R16 may be associated with human aging
21740153 The authors discuss the association between the TAS2R16 gene and the evolution of bitter taste receptors in different populations.
20965151 TAS2R16 is responsible for the bitterness of gentiobiose.
20605788 molecular interaction between hTAS2R16 and beta-D-glucopyranoside
18524836 Observational study of gene-disease association. (HuGE Navigator)
17250611 Observational study of gene-disease association. (HuGE Navigator)
17250611 Functional variants in both TAS2R16 and TAS2R38 correlate with alcohol consumption in African-American families.
16385453 Functional variant in a bitter-taste receptor (hTAS2R16) influences risk of alcohol dependence, especially in African-Americans.
12379855 TAS2R16 is present in taste receptor cells on the tongue and is activated by bitter beta-glucopyranosides, and mediates bitter taste

AA Sequence

PTLKRILKGKC                                                               281 - 291

Text Mined References (28)

PMID Year Title
25393978 2015 Principal component analysis of binding energies for single-point mutants of hT2R16 bound to an agonist correlate with experimental mutant cell response.
24785689 2014 Limited evidence for adaptive evolution and functional effect of allelic variation at rs702424 in the promoter of the TAS2R16 bitter taste receptor gene in Africa.
24177185 2014 Origin and differential selection of allelic variation at TAS2R16 associated with salicin bitter taste sensitivity in Africa.
23133589 2012 Bitter taste receptor polymorphisms and human aging.
21740153 2011 Selection on the human bitter taste gene, TAS2R16, in Eurasian populations.
20965151 2010 The human bitter taste receptor, hTAS2R16, discriminates slight differences in the configuration of disaccharides.
20605788 2010 Characterization of the beta-D-glucopyranoside binding site of the human bitter taste receptor hTAS2R16.
20022913 2010 The molecular receptive ranges of human TAS2R bitter taste receptors.
18524836 2008 Bitter taste receptor gene polymorphisms are an important factor in the development of nicotine dependence in African Americans.
17250611 2007 Functional variants in TAS2R38 and TAS2R16 influence alcohol consumption in high-risk families of African-American origin.
16720576 2006 Members of RTP and REEP gene families influence functional bitter taste receptor expression.
16385453 2006 Functional variant in a bitter-taste receptor (hTAS2R16) influences risk of alcohol dependence.
15759003 2005 The receptors and coding logic for bitter taste.
15744053 2005 Lineage-specific loss of function of bitter taste receptor genes in humans and nonhuman primates.
15496549 2005 Evolution of bitter taste receptors in humans and apes.
15489334 2004 The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC).
12853948 2003 The DNA sequence of human chromosome 7.
12690205 2003 Human chromosome 7: DNA sequence and biology.
12581520 2003 Coding of sweet, bitter, and umami tastes: different receptor cells sharing similar signaling pathways.
12477932 2002 Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences.
12379855 2002 The human TAS2R16 receptor mediates bitter taste in response to beta-glucopyranosides.
12139982 2002 Receptors for bitter and sweet taste.
11696554 2002 Molecular mechanisms of bitter and sweet taste transduction.
10774719 2000 A plethora of taste receptors.
10766242 2000 A family of candidate taste receptors in human and mouse.
10766221 2000 The good taste of genomics.
10761935 2000 T2Rs function as bitter taste receptors.
10761934 2000 A novel family of mammalian taste receptors.