Characterising the binding interactions and thermodynamics of odour binding protein 3
Portman, Katherine Louise (2012) Characterising the binding interactions and thermodynamics of odour binding protein 3. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Odour Binding Proteins (OBPs) are found in the olfactory system of a range of species. Whilst invertebrate OBP function is well understood, the exact function of these proteins in the vertebrate nasal mucus is not fully understood. Multiple subtypes of rat OBPs have been identified and found to share less than 30% sequence identity. Studies have suggested each rat OBP binds to particular sets of odours, which may afford them a particularly important role within the olfactory system, pre-sorting odours.
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