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Neural mechanisms of alarm pheromone signaling

Enjin, Anders LU and Suh, Greg Seong-Bae (2013) In Molecules and Cells 35(3). p.81-177
Abstract

Alarm pheromones are important semiochemicals used by many animal species to alert conspecifics or other related species of impending danger. In this review, we describe recent developments in our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying the ability of fruit flies, zebrafish and mice to mediate the detection of alarm pheromones. Specifically, alarm pheromones are detected in these species through specialized olfactory subsystems that are unique to the chemosensitive receptors, second messenger-signaling and physiology. Thus, the alarm pheromones appears to be detected by signaling mechanisms that are distinct from those seen in the canonical olfactory system.

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Animal Communication, Animals, Chemoreceptor Cells, Olfactory Perception, Pheromones, Second Messenger Systems, Smell
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Molecules and Cells
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35
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3
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5 pages
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Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology
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0219-1032
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10.1007/s10059-013-0056-3
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English
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  author       = {Enjin, Anders and Suh, Greg Seong-Bae},
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  title        = {Neural mechanisms of alarm pheromone signaling},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10059-013-0056-3},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2013},
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