New and old models in analytical pharmacology may be useful in the study of chemosensory phenomena. The mechanism by which sweet-tasting molecules exert their effect on taste neurons is similar to the mechanism by which beta-adrenergic agonists affect cardiac stimulation. A brief account of historical contributions to the development of pharmacokinetic models is followed by a description of some recent work on molecular models of sweet-tasting mixtures, emphasizing the importance of considering both receptor and transducer models, and the potential value of using perceptual data to develop and taste such models.
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Ennis, D. M. (1992). Kinetic models of sweet taste. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 3, 169-173.
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