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The Relationship between PTC Taster Status and Taste Thresholds in Young Adults

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Authors
Kho, Hong-Seop; Hong, Ju-Hee; Chung, Jin-Woo; Kim, Young-Ku; Chung, Sung-Chang; Lee, Sung-Woo
Issue Date
2005-06
Publisher
Elsevier
Citation
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology 2005;99:711-715
Abstract
Objective
The aim of this study was to compare taste detection and recognition thresholds of young males and females, and young phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) tasters and nontasters for stimuli representing sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami classes of taste sensations.

Study design
Thirty-eight men and 37 women (mean [SD] age = 24.5 [2.5] years) were classified as PTC tasters and nontasters according to their PTC recognition thresholds. Detection and recognition thresholds for the non-PTC stimuli were determined using a 2-alternative, forced choice procedure.

Results
The detection thresholds for quinine-HCl and sucrose and the recognition threshold for quinine-HCl were significantly higher in the PTC nontasters than in the tasters. The PTC threshold showed significant correlations with detection or recognition thresholds for sucrose, sodium chloride, quinine-HCl, and monosodium glutamate. The sucrose recognition threshold was lower in women than in men.

Conclusion
In this study, gender and PTC taster status were found to be associated with thresholds for sucrose and quinine-HCl.
ISSN
1079-2104
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/69687
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tripleo.2004.08.004
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