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Cytotechnology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 13–16 | Cite as

Olfactory receptor cells: recognition and transduction of chemical signals

  • Heinz Breer
Article

Key words

second messenger signalling olfactory receptors olfactory signals transduction topochemical receptor localization 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Breer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ZoophysiologyUniversity Stuttgart-HohenheimStuttgart 70Germany

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