Association study of human VN1R1 pheromone receptor gene alleles and gender.

  title={Association study of human VN1R1 pheromone receptor gene alleles and gender.},
  author={Constantinos Mitropoulos and Adamantia Papachatzopoulou and Panagiotis G. Menounos and Christina Kolonelou and Magda Pappa and George Bertolis and Spiros Gerou and George P. Patrinos},
  journal={Genetic testing},
  volume={11 2},
Pheromones are water-soluble chemicals that elicit neuroendocrine and physiological changes, while they also provide information about gender within individuals of the same species. VN1R1 is the only functional pheromone receptor in humans. We have undertaken a large mutation screening approach in 425 adult individuals from the Hellenic population to investigate whether the allelic differences, namely alleles 1a and 1b present in the human VN1R1 gene, are gender specific. Here we show that both… CONTINUE READING

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