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On the scent of sexual attraction

Peter A Brennan

Author Affiliations

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, Medical School, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK

BMC Biology 2010, 8:71  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-71

Published: 3 June 2010

Abstract

A study in the current issue of BMC Biology has identified a mouse major urinary protein as a pheromone that attracts female mice to male urine marks and induces a learned attraction to the volatile urinary odor of the producer. See research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/8/75