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From Olfaction in Fish to Regenerative Medicine

... properties of the neuron, which, given an optimal functional load, exhibits structural signs of stress, i. e. adaptation to the stimulus. SIMILAR TO IMMUNE CELLS Interestingly, the dynamics of changes in chemoreceptor cells under the influence of an odorant stimulus are very similar to in the B lymphocytes those of the immune system during their response to an immune stimulus. This is not at all surprising since both the immune and olfactory systems work on the same task associated with the decoding ...

Modified: 31.08.2016
olfaction , odor , chemoreceptors , receptor proteins , dendrite , neurosecretion , dendritic neurosecretion , yellowfin Baikal sculpin , fish , Baikal
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An Odor That Does Not Lie

...!” is only “pooh!” and nothing serious. However you would be wrong to think of it as of “nothing serious”. For example for mice the “cost” is quite high, because male attractiveness is determined not only by the concentration of volatile odorants – sexual pheromones – in urinary marks, but also by their stability. For the pheromones not to vanish instantly into thin air, a considerable part of them is released in a protein-bound form. Pheromone-binding proteins from the lipocalin ...

Modified: 30.05.2005
males , females , odor , pheromones , testosterone , immune response , reproduction , sexual traits , sexual attractiveness
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