Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Gustatory responses in three prosimian and two simian primate species (Tupaia glis, Nycticebus coucang, Galago senegalensis, Callithrix jacchus jacchus and Saguinus midas niger) to six sweeteners and miraculin and their phylogenetic implications


Hellekant, G; Glaser, D; Brouwer, J; van der Wel, H (1981). Gustatory responses in three prosimian and two simian primate species (Tupaia glis, Nycticebus coucang, Galago senegalensis, Callithrix jacchus jacchus and Saguinus midas niger) to six sweeteners and miraculin and their phylogenetic implications. Chemical Senses, 6(3):165-173.

Abstract

The intake of six sweeteners was recorded together with their effects on the impulse activity of the chorda tympani proper nerve during their application to the tongue. The sweeteners were: acetosulfam, aspartame, D-tryptophan, glycine, xylitol and thaumatin. They were used at human equi-sweet concentrations. In all species, D-tryptophan was strongly preferred and gave a significant response, while aspartame and thaumatin gave neither a significant behavioral nor a significant neural response. Acetosulfam, glycine and xylitol elicited neural responses, but their behavioral effects differed from a rejection in some species to a preference in others. Miraculin, which has a sweetness inducing effect in man, showed this effect only in the platyrrhinean species and not in the prosimian

Abstract

The intake of six sweeteners was recorded together with their effects on the impulse activity of the chorda tympani proper nerve during their application to the tongue. The sweeteners were: acetosulfam, aspartame, D-tryptophan, glycine, xylitol and thaumatin. They were used at human equi-sweet concentrations. In all species, D-tryptophan was strongly preferred and gave a significant response, while aspartame and thaumatin gave neither a significant behavioral nor a significant neural response. Acetosulfam, glycine and xylitol elicited neural responses, but their behavioral effects differed from a rejection in some species to a preference in others. Miraculin, which has a sweetness inducing effect in man, showed this effect only in the platyrrhinean species and not in the prosimian

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics
35 citations in Web of Science®
24 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

23 downloads since deposited on 08 Nov 2018
8 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Physiology
Life Sciences > Sensory Systems
Health Sciences > Physiology (medical)
Life Sciences > Behavioral Neuroscience
Language:English
Date:1 January 1981
Deposited On:08 Nov 2018 16:26
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:50
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0379-864X
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/6.3.165

Download

Green Open Access

Download PDF  'Gustatory responses in three prosimian and two simian primate species (Tupaia glis, Nycticebus coucang, Galago senegalensis, Callithrix jacchus jacchus and Saguinus midas niger) to six sweeteners and miraculin and their phylogenetic implications'.
Preview
Content: Published Version
Language: English
Filetype: PDF (Nationallizenz 142-005)
Size: 405kB
View at publisher