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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily L, member 1
Symbols OR4L1 ; OR14-28; OR4L2P
External IDs MGI3030558 HomoloGene71986 GeneCards: OR4L1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 122742 258485
Ensembl ENSG00000176246 ENSMUSG00000096254
UniProt Q8NH43 E9Q322
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004717 NM_146492
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004717 NP_666703
Location (UCSC) Chr 14:
20.53 – 20.53 Mb
Chr 14:
49.96 – 49.96 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4L1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4L1 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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