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Olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily J, member 4
Symbols OR1J4 ; HSHTPCRX01; HTPCRX01; OR9-21
External IDs MGI3030184 HomoloGene64897 GeneCards: OR1J4 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26219 258620
Ensembl ENSG00000239590 ENSMUSG00000050015
UniProt Q8NGS1 Q8VFP8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004452 NM_146627
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004452 NP_666838
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
122.52 – 122.52 Mb
Chr 2:
36.85 – 36.85 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 1J4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1J4 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: OR1J4 olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily J, member 4". 

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