Neurobiology and cultivation of olfactory receptor neurons on a chip

Cheil Moon, Samhwan Kim, Jisub Bae, Gabriele V. Ronnett

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The continued study of the olfactory system is essential, as elucidation of its molecular, cellular, and systems neurobiology will undoubtedly reveal a complex interplay that transduces odorant molecule-induced action potentials into odor information processes in the brain such as the mediation of emotion, memory and behavior. Additionally, interest in the olfactory system and its potential applications in the industrial and engineering fields continue to increase. In this chapter, we describe various aspects of olfactory cells ranging from their cellular structures and functions to the development of olfactory cell cultivation methods and the application of cultivated olfactory cells and bio-engineered cells to various types of bioelectronic devices. These applications may ultimately facilitate the development of biomimetic artificial noses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioelectronic Nose: Integration of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789401786133, 9401786127, 9789401786126
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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