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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily C, member 12
Symbols OR4C12 ; OR11-259
External IDs MGI3031089 HomoloGene82298 GeneCards: OR4C12 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 283093 258979
Ensembl ENSG00000221954 ENSMUSG00000045148
UniProt Q96R67 Q8VEZ1
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005270 NM_146977
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005270 NP_667188
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
49.98 – 49.98 Mb
Chr 2:
89.82 – 89.82 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4C12 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4C12 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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