Salt is important in health and disease, yet how mammals sense it is not completely clear. Evidence in worms suggests that TMC proteins, which are implicated in human hearing, are salt receptors involved in taste. See Letter p.95
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Coste, B., Patapoutian, A. Salty sensations. Nature 494, 44–45 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11946