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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily A, member 15
Symbols OR4A15 ; OR11-118
External IDs MGI3031068 HomoloGene128156 GeneCards: OR4A15 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81328 258975
Ensembl ENSG00000181958 ENSMUSG00000075090
UniProt Q8NGL6 A2AVK5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005275 NM_146973
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005275 NP_667184
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.14 – 55.14 Mb
Chr 2:
89.36 – 89.36 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4A15 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4A15 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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