Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily X, member 1
Symbols OR4X1; OR11-104
External IDs HomoloGene73447 GeneCards: OR4X1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390113 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000176567 n/a
UniProt Q8NH49 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004726 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004726 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
48.29 – 48.29 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Olfactory receptor 4X1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4X1 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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Class II
(tetrapod specific receptors)

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