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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily C, member 15
Symbols OR4C15 ; OR11-127; OR11-134
External IDs MGI3031045 HomoloGene81548 GeneCards: OR4C15 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81309 258025
Ensembl ENSG00000181939 ENSMUSG00000075112
UniProt Q8NGM1 Q7TR09
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001920 NM_001011804
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001920 NP_001011804
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.55 – 55.56 Mb
Chr 2:
88.93 – 88.93 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4C15 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4C15 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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