OMIA:002213-9447 : Bitter taste, TAS2R16-related in Lemur catta (Ring-tailed lemur)

Categories: Taste / olfaction phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 604867 (gene) , 617956 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2019

Molecular basis: Itoigawa et al. (2019) reported that a "reverse mutation from serine to leucine at position 282^7.55 occurred specifically in the ring-tailed lemur linage and recovered the agonism of arbutin"

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
TAS2R16 Lemur catta 11 NC_059138.1 (24765863..24766768) TAS2R16 Homologene, Ensembl , NCBI gene


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OMIA Variant ID Breed(s) Variant Phenotype Gene Allele Type of Variant Source of Genetic Variant Reference Sequence Chr. g. or m. c. or n. p. Verbal Description EVA ID Year Published PubMed ID(s) Acknowledgements
1122 Bitter taste TAS2R16 missense Naturally occurring variant p.(S282L) 2019 31161904

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2019). OMIA:002213-9447: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2019 Itoigawa, A., Hayakawa, T., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Imai, H. :
A natural point mutation in the bitter taste receptor TAS2R16 causes inverse agonism of arbutin in lemur gustation. Proc Biol Sci 286:20190884, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31161904. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0884.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 24 Sep 2019
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