New evidence that the MHC influences odor perception in humans: a study with 58 Southern Brazilian students

@article{Santos2005NewET,
  title={New evidence that the MHC influences odor perception in humans: a study with 58 Southern Brazilian students},
  author={Pablo S C Santos and Juliano Augusto Schinemann and Juarez Gabardo and Maria da Graça Bicalho},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={47},
  pages={384-388}
}
Increasing evidence suggests a correlation between mate choice, odor preference, and genetic similarity at the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) in a variety of animals, including our species. The MHC is a highly polymorphic group of genes that play an important role in the immunological self/nonself recognition. Its products have been reported to take part on the variety of compounds and reactions that together build an individual's body odor. It has been suggested, therefore, that… CONTINUE READING

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