Vomeronasal Organ: Pheromone Recognition with a Twist
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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.
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