Modulators of Odorant Receptors
The present invention relates to polypeptides capable of promoting odorant receptor cell surface localization and odorant receptor functional expression. The present invention further provides assays for the detection of ligands specific for various odorant receptors. Additionally, the present invention provides methods of screening for odorant receptor accessory protein polymorphisms and mutations associated with disease states, as well as methods of screening for therapeutic agents, ligands, and modulators of such proteins.
MATSUNAMI HIROAKI [US]; MATSUNAMI MOMOKA [US]; SAITO HARUMI [US]; ZHUANG HANYI [US]
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