Odorant similarity in the mouse olfactory bulb

Adi Yablonka, Noam Sobel, Rafi Haddad

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It is widely held that odorant chemical features are mapped onto the olfactory epithelium (1, 2) and bulb (3), such that similar odorants activate common receptors and glomeruli. After applying ultra-high-resolution calcium-indicator dependent imaging to the olfactory bulb, Ma et al. (4) failed to identify a correlation between odorant pairwise structural differences and pairwise neuronal response differences [figure 4E in Ma et al. (4)]. They concluded that, “response similarity was not dictated by structural similarity of the odors, and vice versa.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E2916-E2917
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number43
StatePublished - 23 Oct 2012

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