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Role of Lipids of Receptor Membranes in Odor Reception

  • Shuichi Enomoto
  • Takayuki Shoji
  • Mutsuo Taniguchi
  • Kenzo Kurihara

Abstract

It is generally believed that an olfactory response is induced by binding of an odorant to a specific receptor protein in olfactory receptor membranes (Buck and Axel, 1991). On the other hand, it has been shown that nonolfactory systems such as the turtle trigeminal nerve (Tucker, 1963), the Helix ganglion, the fly taste nerve, the frog taste cell, and the neuroblastoma cell respond to various odorants (Kashiwayanagi et al., 1984; 1985). These nonolfactory systems do not seem to provide specific receptor proteins for odorants.

Keywords

Olfactory System Valeric Acid Olfactory Response Isovaleric Acid Amyl Acetate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuichi Enomoto
    • 1
  • Takayuki Shoji
    • 1
  • Mutsuo Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Kenzo Kurihara
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesHokkaido UniversitySapporo, 060Japan

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