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Olfactory receptor, family 56, subfamily A, member 4
Symbols OR56A4 ; OR11-49
External IDs MGI3030517 HomoloGene133596 GeneCards: OR56A4 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 120793 244187
Ensembl ENSG00000183389 ENSMUSG00000047225
UniProt Q8NGH8 Q7TRN8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005179 NM_207249
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005179 NP_997132
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
6.02 – 6.02 Mb
Chr 7:
105.16 – 105.16 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 56A4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR56A4 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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