Seasonal Variation in Volatile Compound Profiles of Preen Gland Secretions of the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
- H. Soini, S. Schrock, K. E. Bruce, D. Wiesler, E. Ketterson, M. Novotny
- Chemistry, MedicineJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 5 December 2006
Functionally, the large increase in linear alcohols in male and female preen oil during the breeding season may be an indication of altered lipid biosynthesis, which might signal reproductive readiness, and Linear alcohols might also facilitate junco odor blending with plant volatiles in the habitat to distract mammalian predators.
Positive identification of the puberty-accelerating pheromone of the house mouse: the volatile ligands associating with the major urinary protein
- M. Novotny, W. Ma, D. Wiesler, L. Žídek
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 7 October 1999
Five structurally diverse small ligands, all binding to the major urinary protein (MUP) of the male house mouse, show individually puberty-accelerating pheromonal activity in the recipient females, and now appear responsible for both sexual maturation and cycling in adult females.
Individual and gender fingerprints in human body odour
This is the first study on human axillary odour to sample a large number of subjects, and the findings are relevant to understanding the chemical nature of human odour, and efforts to design electronic sensors for biometric fingerprinting and disease diagnoses.
A unique urinary constituent, 6-hydroxy-6-methyl-3-heptanone, is a pheromone that accelerates puberty in female mice.
Chemosignaling diversity in songbirds: chromatographic profiling of preen oil volatiles in different species.
Urinary volatile constituents of the house mouse,Mus musculus, and their endocrine dependency
Mouse urine contains a great number of volatile constituents that may be used in chemical communication and certain urinary volatiles exhibit strong dependence on the sex and endocrine status of the animals, as shown through castration, treatment with an antiandrogen, and hormone supplementation.
Adrenal-mediated endogenous metabolites inhibit puberty in female mice.
While assessing a potential role of adrenal glands in the production of the hitherto unidentified puberty-delaying pheromone of female mice, the urinary volatile profiles of normal and…
Putative chemosignals of the ferret (Mustela furo) associated with individual and gender recognition.
It is suggested that ferrets may use urine marking for sex and individual recognitions, and most of the major compounds in anal glands were not present in urine, which suggests that urine may convey specific signals that differ from those of anal glands.
Volatile constituents of wolf (Canis lupus) urine as related to gender and season
The volatile constituents of wolf urine were examined via capillary gas chromatography and compared among male, female, and castrate male to identify compounds associated with the gender of the animal and many displayed a seasonal dependence.
Putative Chemical Signals from White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus): Social and Seasonal Effects on Urinary Volatile Excretion in Males
- K. Miller, B. Jemioło, J. W. Gassett, I. Jelinek, D. Wiesler, M. Novotny
- BiologyJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 1 April 1998
Since mature male white-tailed deer urinate on their tarsal glands frequently during the breeding season, this behavior may allow a deer to simultaneously scent-mark its environment and carry intraspecific cues indicative of social status.