Influence of MHC on odour perception of 43 chemicals and body odour
Janeš, Damjan (Author), Klun, Irena (Author), Vidan-Jeras, Blanka (Author), Jeras, Matjaž (Author), Kreft, Samo (Author)

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The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is a large gene family that is found in most vertebrates and has an important influence on body odour preference and mate selection in animals. In this research we found, that human leukocyte antigen (HLA) phenotype is strongly connected with the strength and pleasantness of perceived odour of selected chemical compounds found in sweat. Among different chemical classes of compounds tested, the esters of fatty acids such as methyl undecanoate, methyl decanoate, methyl nonanoate, methyl octanoate and methyl hexanoate show strongest connection to HLA. On the other hand, our experiment did not confirm the connection of MHC to the perceived strength and pleasantness of body odour.

Keywords:HLA, telesni vonj, znoj, mošus, MHC
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FFA - Faculty of Pharmacy
Number of pages:str. 324-330
Numbering:Vol. 5, no. 3
ISSN on article:1895-104X
DOI:10.2478/s11535-010-0020-6 Link is opened in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:2768241 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Central European journal of biology
Shortened title:Cent. Eur. j. biol.
Publisher:Central European Science Journals
COBISS.SI-ID:3701786 This link opens in a new window

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