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Keyword - Taste-modifying protein (KW-0776)

Definition

Protein that function as a natural sweetener or flavor enhancer. TMPs are found in the fruit or seed of several plants and show no primary sequence similarity. TMPs interact with taste receptors in a potent and specific manner. TMPs are natural and have been used by some cultures for centuries. West Africans have long used TMPs to improve flavor and suppress bitterness of food and drink.

Synonyms

  • Sweet-taste protein
  • TMP

Category

Molecular function

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Taste-modifying proteinMolecular function
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