Modulation and transmission of sweet taste information for energy homeostasis

Keisuke Sanematsu, Nao Horio, Yoshihiro Murata, Ryusuke Yoshida, Tadahiro Ohkuri, Noriatsu Shigemura, Yuzo Ninomiya

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Abstract

Perception of sweet taste is important for animals to detect external energy source of calories. In mice, sweet-sensitive cells possess a leptin receptor. Increase of plasma leptin with increasing internal energy storage in the adipose tissue suppresses sweet taste responses via this receptor. Data from our recent studies indicate that leptin may also modulate sweet taste sensation in humans with a diurnal variation in sweet sensitivity. This leptin modulation of sweet taste information to the brain may influence individuals' preference and ingestive behavior, thereby playing important roles in regulation of energy homeostasis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Olfaction and Taste
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Pages102-106
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781573317382
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1170
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • Energy homeostasis
  • Leptin
  • Modulation
  • Sweet taste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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    Sanematsu, K., Horio, N., Murata, Y., Yoshida, R., Ohkuri, T., Shigemura, N., & Ninomiya, Y. (2009). Modulation and transmission of sweet taste information for energy homeostasis. In International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste (pp. 102-106). (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1170). Blackwell Publishing Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.03893.x