Sexually dimorphic activation of the accessory, but not the main, olfactory bulb in mice by urinary volatiles.

@article{Martel2007SexuallyDA,
  title={Sexually dimorphic activation of the accessory, but not the main, olfactory bulb in mice by urinary volatiles.},
  author={Kristine L Martel and Michael J Baum},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={463-75}
}
Previous research suggests that volatile body odourants detected by the main olfactory epithelium (MOE) are processed mainly by the main olfactory bulb (MOB) whereas nonvolatile body odourants detected by the vomeronasal organ (VNO) are processed via the accessory olfactory bulb (AOB). We asked whether urinary volatiles from males and females differentially activate the AOB in addition to the MOB in gonadectomized mice of either sex. Exposure to urinary volatiles from opposite-sex but not same… CONTINUE READING