• The ancillary vomeronasal (VN) structures are the VN nerves (axons of the neurosensory VN receptors with the interspersed paravomeronasal ganglia), the accessory olfactory bulb and projections thereof, the chondro- osseous capsule, and glands - all collectively called the vomeronasal organ complex. (omicsonline.org)
  • Data suggest that vomeronasal neurons represent the pheromonal transduction sites, whereas scarce information is available on the functional properties of supporting cells. (unimore.it)
  • Supporting cells were distinguished from neurons by their typical morphology and by the lack of immunoreactivity for Ggamma8 and OMP, two specific markers for vomeronasal neurons. (unimore.it)
  • In order to standardize the terminology, our proposed definition of the primitive condition of the mammalian vomeronasal organ is: an epithelial patch or tube of microvillar chemosensory neuroepithelium. (omicsonline.org)
  • A vomeronasal organ (VNO) is found in most extant amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, but is absent in extant archosaurs (birds and crocodilians). (omicsonline.org)