Transduction Mechanism in Vertebrate Olfactory Systems
It is generally considered that odorants bind to specific receptor proteins (Buck and Axel, 1991) and activate cAMP-sensitive channels located in olfactory cilia (Pace et al., 1985; Nakamura and Gold, 1987). The present paper discusses whether or not the above mechanism holds in the in vivo olfactory system.
KeywordsOlfactory Receptor Receptor Site Olfactory Epithelium Olfactory System Lipid Layer
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