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Darcin: a male pheromone that stimulates female memory and sexual attraction to an individual male's odour

Sarah A Roberts1, Deborah M Simpson2, Stuart D Armstrong2, Amanda J Davidson1, Duncan H Robertson2, Lynn McLean2, Robert J Beynon2 and Jane L Hurst1*

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1 Mammalian Behaviour & Evolution Group, University of Liverpool, Neston CH64 7TE, UK

2 Protein Function Group, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZJ, UK

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BMC Biology 2010, 8:75  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-75

Published: 3 June 2010

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Supplementary figures. Figure S1: Female sexual attraction to male urine: time sniffing and not sniffing. Figure S2: Female sexual attraction to MUP urine fractions: time sniffing and not sniffing. Figure S3: Female sexual attraction to male urine is elicited by darcin: time sniffing and not sniffing. Figure S4: Expression of recombinant darcin. Figure S5: Expression of 18645Da and 18694Da recombinant MUPs.

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