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Benzoic acid, a stimulant of odorant receptors of Bombyx mori, is rapidly metabolized to N-benzoylserine on the antennae

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Spiteller,  D.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Boland,  W.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Oldenburg, C., Kanaujia, S., Spiteller, D., Oldham, N. J., Boland, W., & Kaissling, K. E. (2001). Benzoic acid, a stimulant of odorant receptors of Bombyx mori, is rapidly metabolized to N-benzoylserine on the antennae. Chemoecology, 11(4), 183-190. doi:10.1007/PL00001850.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-B348-A
Abstract
Benzoic acid is a known stimulant of olfactory receptor cells in trichoid sensilla on the antennae of adult females of Bombyx mori. Exposure of freshly excised antennae, from B. mori females and males, to vapours of [C-14]-benzoic acid revealed that the