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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily N, member 5
Symbol OR4N5
External IDs MGI3030556 HomoloGene17270 GeneCards: OR4N5 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390437 258487
Ensembl ENSG00000184394 ENSMUSG00000048933
UniProt Q8IXE1 Q8VFC8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004724 NM_146494
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004724 NP_666705
Location (UCSC) Chr 14:
20.14 – 20.14 Mb
Chr 14:
49.89 – 49.9 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4N5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4N5 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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