OR4A16

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OR4A16
Identifiers
Aliases OR4A16, OR11-117, OR4A16Q, olfactory receptor family 4 subfamily A member 16
External IDs MGI: 3031074 HomoloGene: 121591 GeneCards: OR4A16
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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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.[3]

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.[3]

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