Epigenetics. A new whiff of monoallelic expression

Curr Biol. 1995 Jan 1;5(1):21-4. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(95)00007-8.


Odorant receptor genes reveal a new case of monoallelic expression: just one allele of one of the large number of receptor genes appears to be transcribed in a given sensory neuron.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Animals
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Humans
  • Olfactory Receptor Neurons / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Odorant / biosynthesis
  • Receptors, Odorant / genetics*


  • Receptors, Odorant