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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily C, member 4
Symbols OR6C4 ; OR12-10
External IDs MGI3030599 HomoloGene79371 GeneCards: OR6C4 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 341418 258315
Ensembl ENSG00000179626 ENSMUSG00000056853
UniProt Q8NGE1 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005494 NM_146318
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005494 NP_666430
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
55.55 – 55.55 Mb
Chr 10:
128.45 – 128.45 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6C4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6C4 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.