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A second class of chemosensory receptors in the olfactory epithelium
The evolutionary conservation of the TAAR family suggests a chemosensory function distinct from odorant receptors, and ligands identified for TAARs thus far suggest a function associated with the detection of social cues.
The human olfactory receptor gene family.
Type of odorant structures that may be recognized by some subfam families were predicted by identifying subfamilies that contain ORs with known odor ligands or human homologs of such ORs, and most subfam Families are encoded by a single chromosomal locus.
Information coding in the vertebrate olfactory system.
  • L. Buck
  • Biology, Psychology
    Annual review of neuroscience
  • 1996
This review discusses current knowledge concerning the mechanisms by which olfactory stimuli are initially detected and transduced into electrical signals that are transmitted to the Olfactory bulb of the brain.
Formyl peptide receptors are candidate chemosensory receptors in the vomeronasal organ
A third family of mouse VNO receptors comprising 5 of 7 members of the formyl peptide receptor (FPR) family are reported, like other FPRs, which function in the immune system, but are selectively expressed in VNO neurons in patterns strikingly similar to those of V1Rs and V2Rs.
A family of candidate taste receptors in human and mouse
The identification of a family of candidate taste receptors (the TRBs) that are members of the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily and that are specifically expressed by taste receptor cells are reported.