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: Olfactory receptor 17-201; Olfactory receptor 3A3; Olfactory receptor 3A6; Olfactory receptor 3A7; Olfactory receptor 3A8; Olfactory receptor OR17-22; olfactory receptor, family 3, subfamily A, member 3; olfactory receptor, family 3, subfamily A, member 6; olfactory receptor, family 3, subfamily A, member 7; olfactory receptor, family 3, subfamily A, member 8 pseudogene; OR17-201
Gene Aliases: OR17-137; OR17-16; OR17-201; OR3A3; OR3A6; OR3A7; OR3A8P
UniProt ID: (Human) P47888
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 8392
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor