Evidence for solitary chemosensory cells (SCC) in the human nose

Thomas Braun & Matthias F. Kramer
Background: So-called solitary chemosensory cells (SCC) have recently been described in the respiratory and vomeronasal epithelium of the nose of rodents. SCC express G-protein coupled receptors for sweet, umami and bitter taste transduction and are thought to mediate trigeminal reflexes upon stimulation[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]