Molecular biology of peptide pheromone production and reception in mice.

@article{Touhara2007MolecularBO,
  title={Molecular biology of peptide pheromone production and reception in mice.},
  author={Kazushige Touhara},
  journal={Advances in genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={59},
  pages={147-71}
}
Intraspecies communication via pheromones plays an important role in social and sexual behaviors, which are critical for survival and reproduction in many animal species. In mice, pheromonal signals are processed by the parallel action of two olfactory systems: the main olfactory system and the vomeronasal pathway. Pheromones are recognized by chemosensory receptors expressed in the main olfactory epithelium and by V1R- and V2R-type receptors expressed in the vomeronasal organ (VNO). Mice take… CONTINUE READING

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