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Aliases OR7A17, BC85395_4, HTPCRX19, olfactory receptor family 7 subfamily A member 17
External IDs MGI: 109316 HomoloGene: 137402 GeneCards: OR7A17
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 19 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 19 (human)[1]
Chromosome 19 (human)
Genomic location for OR7A17
Genomic location for OR7A17
Band 19p13.12 Start 14,880,426 bp[1]
End 14,881,452 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 19: 14.88 – 14.88 Mb Chr 19: 16.67 – 16.68 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
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Olfactory receptor 7A17 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR7A17 gene.[5][6]

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.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000185385 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000048101 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  5. ^ Parmentier M, Libert F, Schurmans S, Schiffmann S, Lefort A, Eggerickx D, Ledent C, Mollereau C, Gerard C, Perret J, et al. (Mar 1992). "Expression of members of the putative olfactory receptor gene family in mammalian germ cells". Nature. 355 (6359): 453–5. PMID 1370859. doi:10.1038/355453a0. 
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR7A17 olfactory receptor, family 7, subfamily A, member 17". 

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