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Infertility May Be Linked to Taste Genes, Monell Chemical Senses Center Study


7/2/2013 7:28:54 AM

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Scientists from the Monell Center report the surprising finding that two proteins involved in oral taste detection also play a crucial role in sperm development. "This paper highlights a connection between the taste system and male reproduction," said lead author Bedrich Mosinger, MD, PhD, a molecular biologist at Monell. "It is one more demonstration that components of the taste system also play important roles in other organ systems."

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