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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily A, member 16
Symbols OR4A16 ; OR11-117; OR4A16Q
External IDs MGI3031074 HomoloGene121591 GeneCards: OR4A16 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81327 258804
Ensembl ENSG00000181961 ENSMUSG00000099909
UniProt Q8NH70 Q8VG73
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005274 NM_146808
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005274 NP_667019
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.34 – 55.34 Mb
Chr 2:
89.44 – 89.44 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4A16 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4A16 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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