Vomeronasal organ: pheromone recognition with a twist. Academic Article uri icon


  • Pheromones are detected by the vomeronasal organ using members of two receptor superfamilies: the V1Rs and V2Rs. New studies show that MHC class I molecules are co-expressed in particular combinations with specific V2Rs in the vomeronasal organ. The role of these MHC molecules is unknown, but they may be of considerable biological significance.

published proceedings

  • Curr Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Thorne, N., & Amrein, H.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Thorne, Natasha||Amrein, Hubert

publication date

  • March 2003