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CALHM1 protein controls sense of taste.

Marambaud and his lab found that the mouse experienced severely impaired perceptions of sweet, bitter and umami preferences. This indicated that CALHM1 is certainly of paramount importance for the integrity of the sense of flavor. ‘While studying the part of CALHM1 in the context of Alzheimer's disease, we realized that this protein also plays a simple role in regular physiology, that’s taste perception,’ said Dr. Marambaud. ‘This finding is fascinating since it unravels the system of communication to the brain during taste perception. The bond between Alzheimer's disease and taste is unclear at this point, but this study may motivate some investigation in this field.’..Which means that, in healthy kids of African or Asian ancestry, FeNO levels are greater than the concentrations felt to end up being normal by physicians usually. Dr. Kovesi was surprised by the large difference in FeNO amounts in children of different racial origins, and noted that more research on genetic differences is required to better clarify why. In the meantime, parents should be aware that what is considered a normal FeNO level because of their child could be not the same as that of their child’s classmate. Kovesi said. Families must be aware that there are other factors that may affect their children’s FeNO measurement, especially if they are of African or Asian ancestry. Thomas, Jr., MD, FCCP, President of the ACCP.

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