Jan 23, 2023

Taste Cells’ Role in Immune Response May Lead to Treatment of Taste Loss

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Summary: A subset of taste cells may play a key role in the body’s immune response to harmful oral microbes. The findings could help taste loss associated with infections, aging, and dysregulation of the oral microbiome caused by chemotherapy.

Source: University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Taste cells are heavily exposed to the microbes in the mouth, but their role in helping the body respond to those microbes has not yet been studied in detail.

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