Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF PHEROMONE DETECTION IN THE MOUSE

Source: Dulac Lab

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"In mammals neurons from the vomeronasal organ (VNO) are specialized in detecting pheromones, and in providing the brain with sensory information leading to reproductive and aggressive behaviors. Depicted here is the expression pattern of surface molecules involved in the process of pheromone detection: a member of the V2R family of pheromone receptor (red), and a member of the M10 family of non-classical class I MHC genes (green)."

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updated: 04/15/2014