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Olfactory receptor, family 10, subfamily A, member 4
Symbols OR10A4 ; JCG5; OR10A4P
External IDs MGI109148 HomoloGene23241 GeneCards: OR10A4 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 283297 18314
Ensembl ENSG00000170782 ENSMUSG00000073897
UniProt Q9H209 E9PVA4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_207186 NM_020598
RefSeq (protein) NP_997069 NP_065623
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
6.88 – 6.88 Mb
Chr 7:
107.1 – 107.1 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 10A4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR10A4 gene.[1]

Olfactory receptors interact with odorant molecules in the nose, to initiate a neuronal response that triggers the perception of a smell. The olfactory receptor proteins are members of a large family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) arising from single coding-exon genes. Olfactory receptors share a 7-transmembrane domain structure with many neurotransmitter and hormone receptors and are responsible for the recognition and G protein-mediated transduction of odorant signals. The olfactory receptor gene family is the largest in the genome. The nomenclature assigned to the olfactory receptor genes and proteins for this organism is independent of other organisms.[1]

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