Targeting olfaction

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1996 Aug;6(4):481-6. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(96)80053-5.


An olfactory sensory neuron most probably expresses a single olfactory receptor gene, out of 1000 choices. Olfactory neurons expressing the same olfactory receptor are distributed over a wide area of the olfactory epithelium, but they project their axons to a few discrete positions in the olfactory bulb, out of 2500 choices. How?

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Axons / physiology
  • Genetic Techniques
  • Olfactory Bulb / physiology
  • Olfactory Pathways / physiology
  • Sensory Receptor Cells / physiology
  • Smell / physiology*