What is so special about smell? Olfaction as a model system in neurobiology

@article{Barwich2015WhatIS,
  title={What is so special about smell? Olfaction as a model system in neurobiology},
  author={Ann-Sophie Barwich},
  journal={Postgraduate Medical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={92},
  pages={27 - 33}
}
  • A. Barwich
  • Published 3 November 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Postgraduate Medical Journal
Neurobiology studies mechanisms of cell signalling. A key question is how cells recognise specific signals. In this context, olfaction has become an important experimental system over the past 25 years. The olfactory system responds to an array of structurally diverse stimuli. The discovery of the olfactory receptors (ORs), recognising these stimuli, established the olfactory pathway as part of a greater group of signalling mechanisms mediated by G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs are… 
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