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Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Mammalian Olfaction

Olfaction is determined by the odorant receptors in the olfactory sensory neurons.
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Hanyi Zhuang, Ph.D., and Hiroaki Matsunami, Ph.D.

Dr. Matsunami is assistant professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, and Dr. Zhuang is on the faculty of the Department of Pathophysiology, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, PRC.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Matsunami reports no commercial conflicts of interest and Dr. Zhuang reports no commercial conflicts of interest

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the signaling cascade following odorant receptor activation by odorant molecule

  • Compare and contrast the odorant receptor repertoires in representative mammalian species

  • Discuss the role of genetic variation in human olfactory perception.



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