Welcome to the PrimaryOdors website!

We maintain a database of olfactory receptors, odorants, and empirical receptor-ligand pairs with data about agonist and antagonist activity. We are always adding new data from the scientific articles we find. We seek to answer the question: What are the primary odors? from a biomolecular approach. Our goal is to one day be able to describe any odor in terms of its receptor activation pattern and which parts of that pattern produce the components of that specific perceived aroma. Of such perceptual qualities, we consider to be primary odors those that are perceptually indivisible components that add together to create the whole sensation of odor.

Please also be sure to check out our free open source molecular docker application, PrimaryDock.

List of Receptors List of Odorants