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.
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Protein Aliases: Hs6M1-17; Olfactory receptor 10C1; Olfactory receptor 10C2; olfactory receptor OR6-31; olfactory receptor, family 10, subfamily C, member 1; olfactory receptor, family 10, subfamily C, member 2; seven transmembrane helix receptor
Gene Aliases: hs6M1-17; OR10C1; OR10C1P; OR10C2; OR6-31
UniProt ID: (Human) Q96KK4
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 442194
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor