Mice (Mus musculus) lacking a vomeronasal organ can discriminate MHC-determined odortypes.

@article{Wysocki2004MiceM,
  title={Mice (Mus musculus) lacking a vomeronasal organ can discriminate MHC-determined odortypes.},
  author={Charles J. Wysocki and Kunio Yamazaki and Maryanne Curran and Linda M Wysocki and Gary K. Beauchamp},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={241-6}
}
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes in mammals (H-2 in mice) play a major role in regulating immune function. They also bestow individuality in the form of a chemical signature or odortype. At present, the respective contributions of the olfactory epithelium and the vomeronasal organ (VNO) in the recognition of individual odortypes are not well defined. We examined a possible role for the VNO in the recognition of MHC odortypes in mice by first removing the organ (VNX) and then… CONTINUE READING
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