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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily D, member 4
Symbols OR8D4 ; OR11-275
External IDs MGI3030819 HomoloGene17416 GeneCards: OR8D4 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 338662 258854
Ensembl ENSG00000181518 ENSMUSG00000049073
UniProt Q8NGM9 Q8VGB4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005197 NM_146855
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005197 NP_667066
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
123.78 – 123.78 Mb
Chr 9:
40.13 – 40.13 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 8D4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8D4 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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