olfactory receptor neurons

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olfactory receptor neurons

olfactory receptor neurons

Olfactory Receptor Neuron Profiling using Sandalwood Odorants

Stereological Estimation of Olfactory Receptor Neurons in Rats

Evidence for Multiple Calcium Response Mechanisms in Mammalian Olfactory Receptor Neurons

G-protein βγ Subunit Genes Expressed in Olfactory Receptor Neurons

PI3Kγ-Dependent Signaling in Mouse Olfactory Receptor Neurons

Specificity of Odorant-evoked Inhibition in Lobster Olfactory Receptor Neurons

Biogenic Amines Modulate Olfactory Receptor Neurons Firing Activity in Mamestra brassicae

Olfactory Receptor Neurons in Fish: Structural, Molecular and Functional Correlates

Correlations between Olfactory Discrimination, Olfactory Receptor Neuron Responses and Chemotopy of Amino Acids in Fishes

Maturation of Vomeronasal Receptor Neurons In Vitro by Coculture with Accessory Olfactory Bulb Neurons

Selective Imaging of the Receptor Neuron Population in the Olfactory Bulb of Zebrafish and Mice

Plant Volatiles Activating Specific Olfactory Receptor Neurons of the Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae L. (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

Cell Death of Olfactory Receptor Neurons in a Rat with Nasosinusitis Infected Artificially with Staphylococcus

Glomerular Targets of Heliothis subflexa Male Olfactory Receptor Neurons Housed within Long Trichoid Sensilla

Expression Patterns of Odorant Receptors and Response Properties of Olfactory Sensory Neurons in Aged Mice

A Kinetic Model of the Transient Phase in the Response of Olfactory Receptor Neurons

Negative Feedback Regulation Ensures the One Neuron–One Receptor Rule in the Mouse Olfactory System


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Nerve cells that reside in the olfactory sensory organs and are the primary cells for the detection and transduction of olfactory signals to the brain. In mammalian species, the dendrites of these neurons contain cilia (q.v.), on which reside odorant receptors. The binding of an odorant (q.v.) to a receptor causes intracellular biochemical changes which result in the generation of an electrical impulse that travels along the axon (q.v.) of the olfactory neuron to the olfactory bulb, where the signal is transferred to additional nerve cells for transport to the brain. In rodents and in Drosophila, each olfactory receptor neuron is highly specific, in that it expresses only one odorant receptor gene (q.v.), but multiple neurons collectively produce a pattern of neuronal activation, which is interpreted by the brain into distinct odors that are perceived by the organism. Also called olfactory sensory neuron. See anosmia, dendrite, odorant receptor.

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