New article in FRONTIERS
We found that the olfactory marker protein (OMP) is involved in the fine regulation of the basal activity of olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) that directly impacts the odorant discrimination ability in the mice laking Omp. Indeed, the ability to differentiate the olfactory messages carried by individuals such as those implicated in the social transmission of food preference were significantly compromised in Omp null mice. Our results also highlight the fundamental implication of a functional olfactory system for food decision-making.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Aurélie de Vallière, Ana Catarina Lopes, Andrea Addorisio, Noah Gilliand, Monique Nenniger Tosato, Dean Wood, Julien Brechbühl and Marie-Christine Broillet