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Supporting cells of taste buds are called as:

 # Supporting cells of taste buds are called as:
A. Sustentacular cells
B. Taste cells
C. Von Ebner cells
D. Acini



The correct answer is A. Sustentacular cells.

The taste bud is composed of about 50 modified epithelial cells, some of which are supporting cells called sustentacular cells and others of which are taste cells. New taste sensation described in some texts is UMAMI. Its receptor is glutamate receptor - mglu R4 

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