A novel family of genes encoding putative pheromone receptors in mammals

@article{Dulac1995ANF,
  title={A novel family of genes encoding putative pheromone receptors in mammals},
  author={Catherine Dulac and Richard Axel},
  journal={Cell},
  year={1995},
  volume={83},
  pages={195-206}
}
In mammals, olfactory sensory perception is mediated by two anatomically and functionally distinct sensory organs: the main olfactory epithelium (MOE) and the vomeronasal organ (VNO). Pheromones activate the VNO and elicit a characteristic array of innate reproductive and social behaviors, along with dramatic neuroendocrine responses. Differential screening of cDNA libraries constructed from single sensory neurons from the rat VNO has led to the isolation of a family of about 30 putative… Expand
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