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December 1990

High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy of the Murine Olfactory Receptor

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Örebro (Sweden) Medical Center Hospital (Dr Sandmark), Department of Otolaryngology, Hiroshima (Japan) University School of Medicine (Dr Takumida), and Department of Otolaryngology, Uppsala (Sweden) University, Akademiska Sjukhuset (Drs Rask-Andersen and Köling).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116(12):1411-1414. doi:10.1001/archotol.1990.01870120057009

• The anatomy of the murine olfactory receptor was analyzed using high-resolution scanning electron microscopy with the aldehyde—osmium—dimethyl sulfoxide—osmium method. A good three-dimensional image of the receptor cell architecture was obtained. Within the olfactory vesicle, a complex tubular network was found that seemed to be physically associated with adjacent organelles, the basal aspect of cilia, and the lateral plasmalemma. It is assumed that these structures may be of significance during the olfactory transduction process.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116:1411-1414)

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