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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily N, member 4
Symbols OR4N4 ; OR15-1; OR15-5
External IDs MGI3030566 HomoloGene72012 GeneCards: OR4N4 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 283694 258659
Ensembl ENSG00000183706 ENSMUSG00000091873
UniProt Q8N0Y3 Q8VFT5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005241 NM_146665
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005241 NP_666876
Location (UCSC) Chr 15:
22.38 – 22.38 Mb
Chr 14:
50.28 – 50.28 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4N4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4N4 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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