3 years ago

More than meets the IR: the expanding roles of variant Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors in sensing odor, taste, temperature and moisture [version 1; referees: 2 approved]

Paul A. Garrity, Lena van Giesen
The ionotropic receptors (IRs) are a branch of the ionotropic glutamate receptor family and serve as important mediators of sensory transduction in invertebrates. Recent work shows that, though initially studied as olfactory receptors, the IRs also mediate the detection of taste, temperature, and humidity. Here, we summarize recent insights into IR evolution and its potential ecological significance as well as recent advances in our understanding of how IRs contribute to diverse sensory modalities.

Publisher URL: https://f1000research.com/articles/6-1753/v1

DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.12013.1

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