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Sweetness and sweeteners; biology, chemistry, and psychophysics.


Sweetness and sweeteners; biology, chemistry, and psychophysics psychophysics

Branch of psychology concerned with the effect of physical stimuli (such as sound waves) on mental processes. Psychophysics was established by Gustav Theodor Fechner in the mid-19th century, and since then its central inquiry has remained the quantitative

Ed. by Deepthi K. Weerasinghe and Grant E. DuBois.

American Chemical Society The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. Founded in 1876 at New York University, the ACS currently has over 160,000 members at all degree-levels and in  


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In a rare collaboration (the editors hail from rival soft drink companies), these proceedings of a March 2006 symposium offer advances in research and original reviews. The 38 papers here cover structural studies of the sweetener receptor (including the genetic architecture of sweet taste, the detection of sweet stimuli and in vitro models), modeling of the sweetener receptor (including crystal structures of the sweet protein MNEI, molecular models and computational procedures), sweet taste transduction transduction, in genetics: see recombination.
Transduction (bacteria)

A mechanism for the transfer of genetic material between cells.
 (including psychophysical psychophysical /psy·cho·phys·i·cal/ (-fiz´i-k'l) pertaining to the mind and its relation to physical manifestations.

1. Of or relating to psychophysics.
 studies, bitter-sweet interactions and the role of the taste buds), quantifying the reposes of sweet-sensitive taste bud cells, including perception and the acceptance of sweeteners), modulation of sweet-sensitive taste bud cell signaling, and advances in synthetic and natural non-calorie sweeteners.

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