Chemical Communication in the Pig
Chemical communication in mammals often utilises soluble binding proteins, both to deliver the specific volatile pheromones in the environment and to detect them (Pelosi, 1994, 1996). These proteins belong to the large family of lipocalins, polypeptides of 150-200 residues, sharing a compact three-dimensional structure and a carrier function for hydrophobic ligands in aqueous biological fluids (Flower, 1995).
KeywordsUrinary Protein Chemical Communication Vomeronasal Organ Major Urinary Protein Carrier Function
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