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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Thorne, N., & Amrein, H.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • March 2003