Encodings of individual receptors identified by mixtures of agonists

To characterize the contributions of single olfactory receptors (ORs) to the perception of aromas, mixtures were prepared of agonists for individual ORs and smelled. The hypothesis is that the various aroma chemicals will dilute each other’s effect on ORs other than the target receptor, leaving a mixture that smells mostly like the target receptor’s contribution. […]

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