Sensory receptor-like cells in the human foetal vomeronasal organ.

  title={Sensory receptor-like cells in the human foetal vomeronasal organ.},
  author={Nelly Boehm and Bernard Gasser},
  volume={4 7},
The vomeronasal organ (VNO) was studied in ten human foetuses, 12 to 36 weeks old. At 12 to 23 weeks, it was lined by a smooth pseudostratified epithelium, with neurone-specific enolase (NSE) positive cells looking like olfactory receptors. Clusters of NSE-positive cells were seen in relation with the posterosuperior end of the organ and along nerve fascicles in the nasal septum. At 36 weeks, the organ was lined by a respiratory epithelium and did not show any receptor-like cells; some pear… CONTINUE READING

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