Transduction Mechanism in Vertebrate Olfactory Systems

  • Kenzo Kurihara
  • Takayuki Shoji
  • Shuichi Enomoto
  • Mutsuo Taniguchi
  • Takuya Hanada
  • Makoto Kashiwayanagi

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Olfactory Receptor Receptor Site Olfactory Epithelium Olfactory System Lipid Layer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenzo Kurihara
    • 1
  • Takayuki Shoji
    • 1
  • Shuichi Enomoto
    • 1
  • Mutsuo Taniguchi
    • 1
  • Takuya Hanada
    • 1
  • Makoto Kashiwayanagi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesHokkaido UniversitySapporo 060Japan

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