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'Swipe card' (vibration theory) or 'lock and key' (shape theory) or a combination of them both?
Olfaction presents the ultimate challenge to molecular recognition as thousands of molecules have to be recognized by far fewer olfactory receptors. We have presented evidence that Drosophila readily… (More)
Block et al. (1) have written a critique of the vibrational theory of olfaction that rests on twomain points: (i) they report negative results (i.e., identical responses to normal and deuterated musk… (More)
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Much has been written and speculated about the potential activation mechanism of the olfactory receptors by an odorant molecule but the answer remains to this day unknown. Recently, there have been… (More)
A remarkable feature of olfaction, and perhaps the hardest one to explain by shape-based molecular recognition, is the ability to detect the presence of functional groups in odorants, irrespective of… (More)