Taste receptor type 2 (IPR007960)

Short name: T2R

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


This family consists of several forms of mammalian taste receptor proteins (TAS2Rs). TAS2Rs are G protein-coupled receptors expressed in subsets of taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia and are organised in the genome in clusters. The proteins are genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception in mice and humans [PMID: 10761934].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007186 G protein-coupled receptor signaling pathway
GO:0050909 sensory perception of taste

Molecular Function

GO:0004930 G protein-coupled receptor activity

Cellular Component

GO:0016021 integral component of membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.