Co-expression of putative pheromone receptors in the sensory neurons of the vomeronasal organ.

@article{Martini2001CoexpressionOP,
  title={Co-expression of putative pheromone receptors in the sensory neurons of the vomeronasal organ.},
  author={Scipione Martini and Lucia Silvotti and Ali Negahi Shirazi and Nicholas J. P. Ryba and Roberto Tirindelli},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={843-8}
}
Two large and divergent families of G-protein-coupled receptors (V1Rs and V2Rs) are expressed in subsets of neurons in the vomeronasal organ. These receptors are likely to mediate pheromone responses, but it appears that many V2R genes may encode expressed pseudogenes rather than functional proteins. Therefore we have raised antibodies to representative… CONTINUE READING