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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily K, member 15
Symbols OR4K15 ; OR14-20; OR4K15Q
External IDs MGI3030561 HomoloGene84571 GeneCards: OR4K15 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81127 258316
Ensembl ENSG00000169488 ENSMUSG00000059488
UniProt Q8NH41 A2RTN7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005486 NM_146319
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005486 NP_666431
Location (UCSC) Chr 14:
20.44 – 20.44 Mb
Chr 14:
50.13 – 50.13 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4K15 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4K15 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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