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Olfactory receptor, family 7, subfamily A, member 17
Symbols OR7A17 ; BC85395_4; HTPCRX19
External IDs MGI109316 HomoloGene137402 GeneCards: OR7A17 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26333 18316
Ensembl ENSG00000185385 ENSMUSG00000048101
UniProt O14581 Q9JHB2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_030901 NM_146335
RefSeq (protein) NP_112163 NP_666447
Location (UCSC) Chr 19:
14.88 – 14.88 Mb
Chr 16:
16.67 – 16.67 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 7A17 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR7A17 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Parmentier M, Libert F, Schurmans S, Schiffmann S, Lefort A, Eggerickx D, Ledent C, Mollereau C, Gerard C, Perret J, et al. (Mar 1992). "Expression of members of the putative olfactory receptor gene family in mammalian germ cells". Nature 355 (6359): 453–5. doi:10.1038/355453a0. PMID 1370859. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR7A17 olfactory receptor, family 7, subfamily A, member 17". 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.