OR56A4

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OR56A4
Identifiers
AliasesOR56A4, OR11-49, olfactory receptor family 56 subfamily A member 4
External IDsMGI: 3030518 HomoloGene: 133596 GeneCards: OR56A4
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 11 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 11 (human)[1]
Chromosome 11 (human)
Genomic location for OR56A4
Genomic location for OR56A4
Band11p15.4Start5,999,445 bp[1]
End6,006,946 bp[1]
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001005179

NM_207249

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001005179

NP_997132

Location (UCSC)Chr 11: 6 – 6.01 MbChr 7: 105.15 – 105.16 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 56A4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR56A4 gene.[5]

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.[5]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.