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For the first time, a team of researchers reports on a new, unique, and very potent chemical that works on multiple cell types to turn off and increase the activity of several body odor-producing receptors, including the body’s own nerve endings. The results could lead to new technologies for monitoring and even altering how a person may react to odors.
The results of the study, published March 7 in the journal Nature, also highlight the fact that certain body odor-inducing molecules may not only activate an odor-processing cell, but can also change other cells that generate the chemical in question. The finding is important for the study of odor sensitivity and thus the development of new products that could help people with allergies or sensitivities.
“This is the first study showing that the production of this specific odor receptor is involved in the producti바카라on of a broad-range of other odorant receptors that are critical for sensing the body’s odor,” said senior author Peter McAllister, an associate professor of biological engineering and computer science at Ohio University, in a press release. “In a sense, we’ve become able to manipulate the activity of hundreds of different cells. We don’t just target one specific cenatyasastra.comll, we target hundreds.”
The investigators used the new findings to design a compound in mice called Cactus (Cetanum sativum), and then applied it to a patch of human skin. They found that mice treated with Cactus produced more and more the chemical when exposed to a scent from another mouse.
As the researchers describe it in a press release: “We show for the first time that the body’s own chemical system can modify the behavior of odor-producing cells on the human skin.”
더킹카지노Mice that had not received the chemical, but which had been exposed to the chemical, had significantly more in their nose and mouth, as well as the ability to detect even the subtlest of body odors that was produced from other mice. Other experiments in animal models suggest that Cactus may indeed be able to increase the activity of various body odor-producing cells to a level that might be beneficial for people with allergies, or sensitivities.
McAllister and his colleagues are now looking to test the abilit