An olfactory subsystem that mediates high-sensitivity detection of volatile amines.

@article{Pacifico2012AnOS,
  title={An olfactory subsystem that mediates high-sensitivity detection of volatile amines.},
  author={Rodrigo Pacifico and Adam Dewan and Dillon Cawley and Caiying Guo and Thomas Bozza},
  journal={Cell reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={76-88}
}
Olfactory stimuli are detected by over 1,000 odorant receptors in mice, with each receptor being mapped to specific glomeruli in the olfactory bulb. The trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs) are a small family of evolutionarily conserved olfactory receptors whose contribution to olfaction remains enigmatic. Here, we show that a majority of the TAARs are… CONTINUE READING