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First Contact to Odors: Our Current Knowledge about Odorant Receptor
AbstractChemical senses – especially smell – are known to be important for the fundamental life events such as sensing predators, selecting mates, as well as finding food. The chemical senses are decoded in the olfactory system which is able to detect and differentiate thousands of odorous substances comprised of chemically divergent structures (i.e. odorants). The high selectivity of the olfactory system is heavily dependent on the receptors for each odorants (i.e. odorant receptors). Thus, studying odorant receptors may not only facilitate our understanding the initial events of olfaction but provide crucial knowledge for developing a novel, odorant receptor-based biosensor for chemical screening. Here we provide a review of recent advances in our understanding of odorant receptors.
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Song, H.-G.; Young Kwon, J.; Soo Han, H.; Bae, Y.-C.; Moon, C. First Contact to Odors: Our Current Knowledge about Odorant Receptor. Sensors 2008, 8, 6303-6320.View more citation formats
Song H-G, Young Kwon J, Soo Han H, Bae Y-C, Moon C. First Contact to Odors: Our Current Knowledge about Odorant Receptor. Sensors. 2008; 8(10):6303-6320.Chicago/Turabian Style
Song, Hyoung-Gon; Young Kwon, Jae; Soo Han, Hyung; Bae, Yong-Chul; Moon, Cheil. 2008. "First Contact to Odors: Our Current Knowledge about Odorant Receptor." Sensors 8, no. 10: 6303-6320.
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