Mouse alarm pheromone shares structural similarity with predator scents.

  title={Mouse alarm pheromone shares structural similarity with predator scents.},
  author={Julien Brechb{\"u}hl and Fabian Moine and Magali Klaey and Monique Nenniger-Tosato and Nicolas Hurni and Frank Sporkert and Christian Giroud and Marie-Christine Broillet},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={110 12},
Sensing the chemical warnings present in the environment is essential for species survival. In mammals, this form of danger communication occurs via the release of natural predator scents that can involuntarily warn the prey or by the production of alarm pheromones by the stressed prey alerting its conspecifics. Although we previously identified the olfactory Grueneberg ganglion as the sensory organ through which mammalian alarm pheromones signal a threatening situation, the chemical nature of… CONTINUE READING
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