Volume 92 Issue 29 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 21, 2014

Labdane Diterpenoid Found In Goldenrod Masks Bitterness

Compound binds to human bitterness receptor
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: bitterness, goldenrod, terpenoids

Scientists have discovered a compound extracted from the Canada goldenrod plant that binds to human bitterness receptors (J. Nat. Prod. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/np5001413). Bitterness-masking compounds are a hot research focus because they could be important in developing foods or medicines that people would otherwise reject as too bitter-tasting. The human tongue contains the TAS2R family of bitterness receptors, and . . .

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