Monthly Archives: August 2018

Researchers begin big push in ‘crucial’ research of extranasal olfactory receptors.

Olfactory receptors (ORs) are expressed in the olfactory epithelium of the nose to detect common odorants in the environment, they have also been mapped outside of the olfactory system in other human tissues, including the testis, lung, intestine, skin, heart, and blood.  However, the function of the majority of ORs in non-olfactory tissues remains unclear, leaving much to be uncovered

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