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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily F, member 16
Symbols OR4F16 ; OR1-1; OR7-21
External IDs MGI3031137 HomoloGene88429 GeneCards: OR4F16 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81399 258397
Ensembl ENSG00000185097 ENSMUSG00000093804
UniProt Q6IEY1 A2AVW1
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005277 NM_146402
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005277 NP_666514
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
0.37 – 0.37 Mb
Chr 2:
111.81 – 111.81 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4F3/4F16/4F29 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4F16 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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