Smell and Taste: The Chemical Senses

Nobel of the Week

  • 2004 - Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck, "for their discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system"

    Introductory Readings for discussion on October 27.

  • Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Chapter 32, or Purves et al (2018) Chapter 15.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on October 30.

  • Malnic, B, Hirono, J, Sato, T, and Buck, LB. (1999) Combinatorial receptor codes for odors. Cell 96:713-723.
  • Kent, PF, Mozell, MM, Youngentob, SL, and Yurco, P. (2003) Mucosal activity patterns as a basis for olfactory discrimination: Comparing behavior and optical recordings. Brain Res. 981:1-11.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on November 1.

  • Johnson, BA, Ho, SL, Xu, Z, Yihan, JS, Yip, S, Hingco, EE, and Leon, M. (2002) Functional mapping of the rat olfactory bulb using diverse odorants reveals modular responses to functional groups and hydrocarbon structural features. J. Comp. Neurol. 449:180-194.
  • Zou, Z, Horowitz, L, Montmayeur, JP, Snapper, Buck, L. (2001) Genetic tracing reveals a stereotyped sensory map in the olfactory cortex. Nature 414:173-179.