How Miracle Berries Alter Your Taste Buds (feat. Physics Girl, Eons, Two Cents, Space Time and more)

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Reactions Science Videos | December 04, 2019

We gave Physics Girl, Space Time, Above the Noise, and Two Cents some miracle berry pills and lemons, tabasco sauce, tomatoes, and a bunch of other random foods, to figure out if this miraculous taste-modifying protein has any limits. Also, we needed a good excuse to make Eon's host Kallie Moore eat a tomato.


Mechanism of the Action of Taste-modifying Protein

Human sweet taste receptor mediates acid-induced sweetness of miraculin

Intracellular acidification is required for full activation of the sweet taste receptor by miraculin

Sour-To-Sweet Miracle Mechanism Revealed

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