The role of metals in mammalian olfaction of low molecular weight organosulfur compounds.

  title={The role of metals in mammalian olfaction of low molecular weight organosulfur compounds.},
  author={Eric Block and Victor S. Batista and Hiroaki Matsunami and Hanyi Zhuang and Lucky Ahmed},
  journal={Natural product reports},
  volume={34 5},
Covering: up to the end of 2017While suggestions concerning the possible role of metals in olfaction and taste date back 50 years, only recently has it been possible to confirm these proposals with experiments involving individual olfactory receptors (ORs). A detailed discussion of recent experimental results demonstrating the key role of metals in enhancing the response of human and other vertebrate ORs to specific odorants is presented against the backdrop of our knowledge of how the sense of… 
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