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Official Full Name
olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily G, member 1
Background
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.
Synonyms
OR1G1; olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily G, member 1; OR1G2; olfactory receptor 1G1; OR17 209; Olfactory receptor 17 209; OR17 130; olfactory receptor 1G2; olfactory receptor 17-209; olfactory receptor OR17-8; olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily G, member 2; OR17-130; OR17-209