Elementary Receptor Potentials of Insect Olfactory Cells

  • Karl-Ernst Kaissling


This report summarizes studies of elementary receptor potentials (ERPs), which are considered as responses of receptor cells to single pheromone molecules except when they occur spontaneously. Possible mechanisms of ERP generation are discussed in view of biochemical and electrophysiological investigations of intracellular messengers in the moth Antheraea polyphemus.


Receptor Cell Olfactory Receptor Neuron Intracellular Messenger Pheromone Receptor Auxiliary Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl-Ernst Kaissling
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für VerhaltensphysiologieSeewiesen/StarnbergGermany

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