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Deconstructing pheromone-mediated behavior one layer at a time

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, May 2014
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Title
Deconstructing pheromone-mediated behavior one layer at a time
Published in
BMC Biology, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-12-33
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gabriela Sánchez-Andrade, Darren W Logan

Abstract

The vomeronasal organ, a sensory structure within the nasal cavity of most tetrapods, detects pheromones that influence socio-sexual behavior. It has two neuronal layers, each patterned by distinct receptor sub-families coupled to different G-proteins. Work recently published in this journal found female mice with one layer genetically inactivated are deficient in a surprisingly wide range of reproductive behaviors, providing new insights into how the nose can influence the brain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 5%
Germany 1 5%
Canada 1 5%
Unknown 17 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 35%
Researcher 4 20%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 10%
Student > Master 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 45%
Neuroscience 3 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 June 2014.
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#7,496,365
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#925
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#90,807
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#7
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