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2009-11-16 13:01:41

When muscle cells need repair, they use odor-detecting tools found in the nose to start the process, researchers have discovered. The results are published online and scheduled for publication in the November issue of the journal Developmental Cell. Found on the surfaces of neurons inside the nose, odorant receptors are molecules that bind and respond to substances wafting through the air. Researchers have shown that one particular odorant receptor gene, MOR23, is turned on in muscle cells...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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