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Visitors are invited to search the database of odorant-evoked activity patterns using any of a variety of search tools. 

To search for odorant name, CAS number, molecular formula, odor descriptor, chemical classification, pattern name, or study code, one should first click the radio button adjacent to the desired category. The visitor then has two choices. A complete list of search terms associated with the selected category can be viewed by clicking the large button. The particular term of interest then can be chosen from the list that follows. Alternatively, one can type or paste a search term directly into the text box followed by clicking the "Submit Search" button. (When searching for odorant name, alternative names are searched together with our preferred names, and these alternative names also are listed in the index of names).

Searches for molecular properties should be initiated by selecting the molecular property of interest from the combo box. Available molecular properties include molecular weight, molecular length, molecular volume, LogP, hydrophilic/lipophilic balance, Hansen polarity, an index of hydrogen bond donor strength, an index of hydrogen bond acceptor strength, percent hydrophilic surface, water solubility, vapor pressure, and number of rotatable bonds. After selecting the property of interest, the available range of values will be displayed above the text boxes. If the visitor wishes to see the complete list of values for the selected property, there is a button provided to display such a list, with individual values linked to individual patterns (the visitor should be forewarned that such lists will be quite long). The visitor can type the lower and upper ranges of the value for the selected property and submit a search to see patterns for all odorants within that range.  

To search for odorants by publication, the visitor should select the desired publication from the combo box. Two types of results can be obtained using searches by publication. The default type of result returns the same type of intermediate results page returned by the above-described searches, wherein one can select an individual odorant in order to view the pattern associated with the selected publication. The second type of result allows one to select an entire figure (or large figure part) from the publication. After selecting the figure, one can select alternate view types that will affect all panels of the figure simultaneously.  These same options are provided from our "Publications" page.

Mapping Data
Combinatorial Coding
Molecular Features
Glomerular Modules
Chemotopic Progressions
Global Chemotopy
Feature Interactions
Predictive Value
Odorant Concentration
Odorant Contaminants
Effects of Experience
Literature Cited


This Human Brain Project/Neuroinformatics project is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the National Institute of Mental Health