Bee research, human sweet perception, human pheromones, and metabolic disorders

Bee research sheds light on human sweet perception, metabolic disorders.” June 29th, 2012.

The epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals, like glucose, and their metabolism to pheromones sheds light on how what is known about the honeybee model organism explains metabolic disorders and other disorders in humans. For example, I use the honeybee model organism to detail the molecular biology of brain development in mammals.

Nutrient chemicals and pheromones are essential to brain development in the honeybee, in mammals, and in us. A diet-reponsive neurogenic niche links nutrient chemical intake to receptor-mediated brain development in mammals. Glucose regulates the hormone secreting nerve cells in this niche, which links it and other nutrient chemicals to levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and brain development. The same neurogenic niche links mammalian pheromones to LH. Thus, the diet-responsive neurogenic niche appears to also respond to pheromones that regulate brain development.

There are many human pheromone deniers, evolutionary theorists, and psychotherapists who think our brain development and behavior is not substantially altered by pheromones. They need to start thinking clearly. Denying the role of human pheromones in the context of brain development and behavior is like denying the role of food odors in brain development and behavior in all species from insects to other mammals and to us.

The same pathway is involved, and I’ve detailed it in Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors.

About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society