Sensory Transduction in Insect Olfactory Receptors

  • Karl-Ernst Kaissling
Part of the Colloquium der Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 25.–27. April 1974 in Mosbach/Baden book series (MOSBACH, volume 25)


Sensory transduction means the conversion of a physical or chemical stimulus into the excitation of a sensory (or receptor) cell. This process involves a number of steps which can be fully understood only by a combined effort of biophysicists, biochemists, morphologists and physiologists. To study sensory transduction it is also worthwhile to compare sensory systems adapted to different stimulus modalities, since the receptor organs differ considerably depending on their adequate form of stimulus energy.


Olfactory Receptor Receptor Potential Nerve Impulse Receptor Molecule Odor Source 
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  • Karl-Ernst Kaissling
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für VerhaltensphysiologieSeewiesen und Erling-AndechsSeewiesenFederal Republic of Germany

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