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.
Protein Aliases: Olfactory receptor 4F11; Olfactory receptor 4F17; Olfactory receptor 4F18; Olfactory receptor 4F19; olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily F, member 11 pseudogene; olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily F, member 17; olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily F, member 19
Gene Aliases: OR4F11P; OR4F17; OR4F18; OR4F19
UniProt ID: (Human) Q8NGA8
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 81099
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor