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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily C, member 6
Symbols OR4C6 ; OR11-138
External IDs HomoloGene81570 GeneCards: OR4C6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219432 258785
Ensembl ENSG00000181903 ENSMUSG00000075094
UniProt Q8NH72 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004704 NM_146789
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004704 NP_667000
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.43 – 55.43 Mb
Chr 2:
89.3 – 89.3 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4C6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4C6 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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