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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004
cortex   m50

 

The organization of odorant receptor inputs in the olfactory cortex

Signals derived from two different odorant receptors, M5 and M50, are targeted to different, but partially overlapping clusters of cortical neurons.

These clusters have similar locations in the brains of different mice.

 

bulb
 

Receptor activation in the bulb

Receptor cells carrying the same type of receptor converge their processes on the same glomerulus.

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