Reply to Turin et al.: Vibrational theory of olfaction is implausible.

  title={Reply to Turin et al.: Vibrational theory of olfaction is implausible.},
  author={Eric Block and Seogjoo J. Jang and Hiroaki Matsunami and Victor S Batista and Hanyi Zhuang},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={112 25},
We thank Turin et al. (1) for their comments regarding our paper (2). In response to the first point of Turin et al. (1), concerning the musk receptor screen, our reported results (2) were directed at testing the main hypothesis of the vibrational theory of olfaction, which has never been supported by experimental data at the receptor level. The negative results of the tests, using one of the best available experimental tools, constitute an important, positive contribution to olfactory science… CONTINUE READING


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