Formyl peptide receptor-like proteins are a novel family of vomeronasal chemosensors

@article{Rivire2009FormylPR,
  title={Formyl peptide receptor-like proteins are a novel family of vomeronasal chemosensors},
  author={St{\'e}phane Rivi{\`e}re and Ludivine Challet and Daniela Fluegge and Marc Spehr and Ivan Rodriguez},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={459},
  pages={574-577}
}
Mammals rely heavily on olfaction to interact adequately with each other and with their environment. They make use of seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptors to identify odorants and pheromones. These receptors are present on dendrites of olfactory sensory neurons located in the main olfactory or vomeronasal sensory epithelia, and pertain to the odorant, trace amine-associated receptor and vomeronasal type 1 (ref. 4) or 2 (refs 5–7) receptor superfamilies. Whether these four sensor… Expand
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