any one of a small group of proteins which bind to odorants and are carriers of such molecules to the mucus-covered neurons in the olfactory epithelium.

ODORANT-BINDING PROTEIN: "Odorant-binding proteins are vital to the olfactory operations involved in making sure scents travel to the nucleus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ODORANT-BINDING PROTEIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/odorant-binding-protein/ (accessed April 19, 2021).