Olfactory sensory neurons in the main olfactory epithelium (MOE) are responsible for detecting odorants and EOG recording is a reliable approach to analyze the peripheral olfactory function. However, recently we revealed that rodent MOE can also detect the air pressure caused by airflow. The sensation of airflow pressure and odorants may function in synergy to facilitate odorant perception during sniffing. We have reported that the pressure-sensitive response in the MOE can also be assayed by EOG recording. Here we describe procedures for pressure-sensitive as well as odorant-stimulated EOG measurement in the mouse MOE. The major difference between the pressure-sensitive EOG response and the odorant-stimulated response was whether to use pure air puff or use an odorized air puff.
Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
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Chen X, Xia Z, Storm DR. Electroolfactogram (EOG) Recording in the Mouse Main Olfactory Epithelium. Bio-protocol. 2013;3(11). PubMed PMID: 27430002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4943757.
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