Category Archives: Odorant receptor

Researchers obtain the holy grail of odorant receptor identification.


A group of researchers from the University of Kentucky, Duke University and Max Planck Research have identified the receptors activated by two odours using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice. Using a fluorescent protein to mark nerve cells activated by odours the team identified receptors that allow mouse nerve cells to respond to two odours, eugenol,

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