ISSUES IN CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF OLFACTORY NEUROBIOLOGY AND EPIGENETICS

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Title:
ISSUES IN CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF OLFACTORY NEUROBIOLOGY AND EPIGENETICS
Author:
BURDICK, NYSSA KATHERINE
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This review will attempt to bring together several current fields of research on the topic of the olfactory system. The neurobiology of the system is fairly well understood in many different species, from insects to humans, which advanced significantly with the characterization of olfactory G-protein coupled receptors. These receptors bind odorant molecules and the sensory neurons carry the signal of that odor to the brain for further identification. Each olfactory sensory neuron only expresses a single type of receptor. The mechanisms for how this is done are not well understood. Epigenetics have been identified as a possible mechanism of inheritance of neurobiological and behavioral changes in response to odor fear-conditioning. Many different scientific disciplines will need to combine knowledge and further studies in order to discover how olfaction has evolved in varying ways across species having many different lifestyles.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; NEUROSCIENCE AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE, EMPHASIS IN NEUROBIOLOGY
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
GRONENBERG, WULFILA

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleISSUES IN CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF OLFACTORY NEUROBIOLOGY AND EPIGENETICSen_US
dc.creatorBURDICK, NYSSA KATHERINEen
dc.contributor.authorBURDICK, NYSSA KATHERINEen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis review will attempt to bring together several current fields of research on the topic of the olfactory system. The neurobiology of the system is fairly well understood in many different species, from insects to humans, which advanced significantly with the characterization of olfactory G-protein coupled receptors. These receptors bind odorant molecules and the sensory neurons carry the signal of that odor to the brain for further identification. Each olfactory sensory neuron only expresses a single type of receptor. The mechanisms for how this is done are not well understood. Epigenetics have been identified as a possible mechanism of inheritance of neurobiological and behavioral changes in response to odor fear-conditioning. Many different scientific disciplines will need to combine knowledge and further studies in order to discover how olfaction has evolved in varying ways across species having many different lifestyles.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNEUROSCIENCE AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE, EMPHASIS IN NEUROBIOLOGYen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorGRONENBERG, WULFILAen
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