Olfaction: Mosquito receptor for human-sweat odorant

@article{Hallem2004OlfactionMR,
  title={Olfaction: Mosquito receptor for human-sweat odorant},
  author={E. Hallem and A. Fox and L. Zwiebel and J. Carlson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={427},
  pages={212-213}
}
Female Anopheles mosquitoes, the world's most important vector of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, locate their human hosts primarily through olfactory cues, but the molecular mechanisms that underlie this recognition are a mystery. Here we show that the Anopheles gambiae protein AgOr1, a female-specific member of a family of putative odorant receptors, responds to a component of human sweat. Compounds designed to activate or block receptors of this type could function as attractants for trapping… Expand
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