Olfactory mucosa/air partitioning of odorants

David E. Hornung, Steven Youngentob, Maxwell M. Mozell

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Abstract

The present study evaluates the contribution of the receptor cell compartment to the total mucosal odorant uptake. Using radioactive odorants, partition coefficients for normal bullfrog olfactory mucosa were compared to the partition coefficients from mucosa in which the receptor cells had been removed by cutting one of the olfactory nerves and allowing two weeks for complete degeneration. For the more water-soluble odorants (butanol and isobutyric acid), both sides sorbed the same amount of odorant, suggesting that the mucosal uptake mostly reflects uptake by the water in the mucosa. For the less water soluble odorants (octane and amyl acetate), the uncut side did sorb significantly more odorant than the cut side.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalBrain Research
Volume413
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Olfactory Mucosa
Air
Water
Mucous Membrane
Olfactory Nerve
Rana catesbeiana
Butanols
Odorants

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Olfactory mucosa/air partitioning of odorants. / Hornung, David E.; Youngentob, Steven; Mozell, Maxwell M.

In: Brain Research, Vol. 413, No. 1, 09.06.1987, p. 147-154.

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Hornung, David E. ; Youngentob, Steven ; Mozell, Maxwell M. / Olfactory mucosa/air partitioning of odorants. In: Brain Research. 1987 ; Vol. 413, No. 1. pp. 147-154.
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