Taste-Modifying Protein from Miracle Fruit

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Science  20 Sep 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3847, pp. 1241-1243
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3847.1241


The active principle of miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a basic glycoprotein with a probable molecular weight of 44,000. Application of the protein to the tongue modifies the taste so that one tastes sour substances as sweet.

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