The diffuse chemosensory system: Exploring the iceberg toward the definition of functional roles

@article{Sbarbati2010TheDC,
  title={The diffuse chemosensory system: Exploring the iceberg toward the definition of functional roles},
  author={Andrea Sbarbati and Placido Bramanti and Donatella Benati and Flavia Merigo},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={91},
  pages={77-89}
}
The diffuse chemosensory system (DCS) is an anatomical structure composed of solitary chemosensory cells (SCCs, also called solitary chemoreceptor cells), which have analogies with taste cells but are not aggregated in buds. The concept of DCS has been advanced, after the discovery that cells similar to gustatory elements are present in several organs. The elements forming the DCS share common morphological and biochemical characteristics with the taste cells located in taste buds of the oro… CONTINUE READING

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