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Smells like bread

Mammalian olfactory receptor genes have been engineered into a yeast expression system. The resulting cells provide a high-throughput screening system for studying receptor specificity and may find use as biosensors.

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Figure 1: Radhika et al. isolated rat olfactory epithelial cells, extracted mRNA from the cells and created a complementary DNA library of olfactory receptor genes.

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Walt, D. Smells like bread. Nat Chem Biol 3, 306–307 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchembio0607-306

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