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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily M, member 1
Symbols OR4M1 ; OR14-7
External IDs MGI3030568 HomoloGene51759 GeneCards: OR4M1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 441670 258658
Ensembl ENSG00000176299 ENSMUSG00000045306
UniProt Q8NGD0 Q8VFT4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005500 NM_146664
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005500 NP_666875
Location (UCSC) Chr 14:
20.25 – 20.25 Mb
Chr 14:
50.32 – 50.32 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4M1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4M1 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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