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January 18, 2006 at 9:43 am #3251
Today, as i was going through a book called " All about science", and in the chapter about " Tongue " it says that the taste buds are composed of a number of thin, long cells with a tiny hair 😯 at the end.
And i was wondering about the function of that teeny tiny hair.
Looking forward for a way of satisfying my curiosity,:lol:
January 19, 2006 at 4:35 am #37623
Those thin, long cells are taste (bud) cells, and those tiny hairs on the apex of receptor cells are commonly called as microvilli. These microvilli bear taste receptors. These receptors are transmembrane proteins which bind to the molecules and ions that give rise to the five taste sensations.
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January 19, 2006 at 9:37 am #37663
Dr. thank you so much, that’s very nice of you to explain all those things…adn silly of me not to know taht the hair is microvilli 👿
oh, yes! now i can sleep for a hundred years until my curiosity decides to wake up again 😉
January 19, 2006 at 10:23 am #37666
Happy hibernation, my dear opuntia 😆
January 19, 2006 at 10:28 am #37668
Thank you Dr. I would 😉
January 19, 2006 at 10:31 am #37671
Naah, it means that you would leave this forum for several time 🙁 Please stay 😉
January 19, 2006 at 10:47 am #37676
Ok, i will be around but i’ll let my curiosity get some sleep, happy, Dr.? 😉
January 20, 2006 at 3:45 am #37804
Hehe 😀 But I hope your curiosity’s sleep is not so soundly, it can get up anytime and throw questions. After all it can get back to sleep again 😆 You know, we are hungry of questions! 🙂
January 23, 2006 at 6:38 am #38176
Dr. Stein, if you go on saying such things, i might post all my past paper questions here….surely you would be in short of questions then! 😆
January 24, 2006 at 7:06 am #38288
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