Olfactory Receptors

Methods and Protocols

  • Chiquito J. Crasto

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1003)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Knowledge Dissemination of Olfactory Receptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luis N. Marenco, Gautam Bahl, Lorra Hyland, Jing Shi, Rixin Wang, Peter C. Lai et al.
      Pages 3-22
    3. Tsviya Olender, Noam Nativ, Doron Lancet
      Pages 23-38
  3. Theoretical Assessments of Olfactory Receptor Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Landry Charlier, Jérémie Topin, Claire A. de March, Peter C. Lai, Chiquito J. Crasto, Jerome Golebiowski
      Pages 53-65
  4. Expression Systems for Olfactory Receptors

  5. Functional Analysis of Olfactory Receptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Charles W. Luetje, Andrew S. Nichols, Ana Castro, Benjamin L. Sherman
      Pages 187-202
    3. Richard S. Smith, Zita Peterlin, Ricardo C. Araneda
      Pages 203-209
  6. Olfactory Receptor Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Kara C. Hoover
      Pages 241-249
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


Despite the best efforts of many and despite landmark discoveries and experimental ingenuity, challenges in the pursuit of research related to olfactory receptors (ORs) continue to exist.  In Olfactory Receptors: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field contribute chapters that serve to address these challenges.  The volume consists of several sections: knowledge dissemination of ORs, theoretical assessments of OR structure and function, as well as development and use of expression systems and experimental functional analysis. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Concise and practical,  Olfactory Receptors: Methods and Protocols seeks to aid researchers in furthering the knowledge of olfaction and moving us ever closer to the thrilling discoveries that will follow.


Deorphanizing receptors GPCRs Membrane-bound proteins ORs Odor perception Odorant response Olfactory receptor repertoires

Editors and affiliations

  • Chiquito J. Crasto
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of GeneticsUniversity of Alabama, BirminghamBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-376-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-377-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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