How Miracle Berries Alter Your Taste Buds (feat. Physics Girl, Eons, Two Cents and Above the Noise)

From Reactions.

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.

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Credits:
Producer: Melissa Salpietra
Writer: George Zaidan
Scientific Consultants: Steven D. Munger, Ph.D., Yuzo Ninomiya, Ph.D.

Executive Producer: George Zaidan
Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson

Music:
Bongo Madness
Alandra Lightflower Jones – Strike it up

Sources:

Mechanism of the Action of Taste-modifying Protein
https://www.nature.com/articles/2221176a0

Human sweet taste receptor mediates acid-induced sweetness of miraculin
https://www.pnas.org/content/108/40/16819

Intracellular acidification is required for full activation of the sweet taste receptor by miraculin
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep22807

Sour-To-Sweet Miracle Mechanism Revealed
https://cen.acs.org/articles/89/i40/SourSweet-Miracle-Mechanism-Revealed.html

Taking A Trip Down Sensory Lane
https://cen.acs.org/articles/88/i21/Taking-Trip-Down-Sensory-Lane.html

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