Number of odor receptors in each olfactory cell

Range ~17,000,000 receptors/cell
Organism Moth Antheraea polyphemus
Reference Arnadóttir J, Chalfie M. Eukaryotic mechanosensitive channels. Annu Rev Biophys. 2010 39: 111-37. p.112 right column top paragraphPubMed ID20192782
Primary Source Kaissling KE. Olfactory perireceptor and receptor events in moths: a kinetic model. Chem Senses. 2001 Feb26(2):125-50.PubMed ID11238244
Comments "...each moth olfactory cell has been estimated to have approximately 1.7?10^7 odor receptors (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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