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García, G. A., & Gaitán, Álvaro A. (2008). Biología feromonal en la especie humana. Revista Repertorio De Medicina Y Cirugía, 17(2), 72-89. https://doi.org/10.31260/RepertMedCir.v17.n2.2008.501

Autores/as

Gregory Alfonso García
Álvaro Andrés Gaitán

Resumen

Las funciones de quimiosensitividad y quimiosensorialidad de la nariz humana han sido siempre despreciadas, pero el incremento de evidencias a partir de investigaciones en otras especies animales sugiere que la olfación puede servir para otros propósitos muy importantes. En mamíferos está mediada por distintos órganos localizados en la cavidad nasal, como el epitelio olfatorio que une moléculas volátiles, responsable de la percepción consciente de olores y el órgano vomeronasal (OVN) que une feromonas y origina varias respuestas sobre todo entre individuos de una misma especie. Moléculas olorosas y feromonas se unen a receptores que permiten la señal de transducción, que son codificados por grandes familias multigénicas. Esta revisión presenta la información reciente y actualizada acerca de la temática de feromonas humanas. Abreviaturas: OVN, órgano vomeronasal; FM, feromona(s); NE, neurona(s).

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