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Bozza Lab Publishes Study

July 23, 2018

A new study led by postdoctoral fellow Adam Dewan in the Bozza Lab shows that individual olfactory receptors determine odor sensitivity in mice.  The study entitled “Single olfactory receptors set odor detection thresholds”, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that the sensitivity of mammals to specific odors can be determined by one out of >1,000 molecular receptors.  The work helps explain why mice and humans retain separate families of chemosensory receptors for different classes of molecules, and sheds light on why the olfactory abilities of other mammals such as dogs far surpass those of humans.  The study was co-authored by collaborators Dmitry Rinberg at NYU School of Medicine and Paul Feinstein at CUNY.  Back to top