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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily B, member 4 (gene/pseudogene)
Symbols OR8B4 ; OR11-315; OR8B4P
External IDs MGI3030712 HomoloGene17395 GeneCards: OR8B4 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 283162 258794
Ensembl ENSG00000198657 ENSMUSG00000066747
UniProt Q96RC9 Q9EQA9
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005196 NM_146798
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005196 NP_667009
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
124.42 – 124.42 Mb
Chr 9:
37.92 – 37.92 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 8B4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8B4 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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