Deciphering olfactory receptor codes

31 agosto 2015

In animals, numerous behaviors are governed by the olfactory perception of their surrounding world. Whether originating in the nose of a mammal or the antennas of an insect, perception results from the combined activation of multiple receptors located in these organs. Identifying the full repertoire of receptors stimulated by a given odorant would represent a key step in deciphering the code that mediates these behaviors. To this end, a tool has been developed by researchers to do exactly that.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150831120308.htm

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