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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily C, member 16
Symbols OR4C16 ; OR11-135
External IDs MGI3031043 HomoloGene128092 GeneCards: OR4C16 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219428 258450
Ensembl ENSG00000181935 ENSMUSG00000089892
UniProt Q8NGL9 Q3MI37
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004701 NM_146458
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004701 NP_666669
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.34 – 55.34 Mb
Chr 2:
88.76 – 88.76 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4C16 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4C16 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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