ID 111329
著者
Uneyama, Hisayuki Ajinomoto Co.
Kawai, Misako Ajinomoto Co.
Sekine-Hayakawa, Yuki Ajinomoto Co.
Torii, Kunio Ajinomoto Co.
キーワード
dietary L-glutamate
umami taste
human salivation
elderly nutrition
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
The oral gustatory perception during a meal has very important physiological roles such as inducing appetite, smoothing mastication and swallowing, promoting digestion and each nutrient availability. One hundred years ago, L-glutamate was discovered as a new taste substance in Japan. Since then, Japanese taste physiologists have lead the research to establish L-glutamate as the prototype molecule for the fifth basic taste (umami taste), in addition to saltiness, sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Meanwhile, various lines of evidence demonstrated that taste perception is linked to taste stimulioral/ pharyngeal reflexes. In this review, we focus on the efficacy of L-glutamate for human salivation and discuss the possible application of umami taste simulation to the nutritional management for the elderly due to amelioration of their quality of life (QOL).
掲載誌名
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
cat書誌ID
AA11166929
AA12022913
出版者
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
56
Supplement
開始ページ
197
終了ページ
204
並び順
197
発行日
2009-12
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言語
eng
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