Deconstructing pheromone-mediated behavior one layer at a time

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The vomeronasal organ, a sensory structure within the nasal cavity of most tetrapods, detects pheromones that influence socio-sexual behavior. It has two neuronal layers, each patterned by distinct receptor sub-families coupled to different G-proteins. Work recently published in this journal found female mice with one layer genetically inactivated are deficient in a surprisingly wide range of reproductive behaviors, providing new insights into how the nose can influence the brain.See research article: © 2014. Sánchez-Andrade and Logan; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.




Sánchez-Andrade, G., & Logan, D. W. (2014, May 29). Deconstructing pheromone-mediated behavior one layer at a time. BMC Biology. BioMed Central Ltd.

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