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Olfactory receptor 545

MOR42-1
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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from NCBI)
Top mentioned proteins: ACID, OLF, Rhodopsin, CAN
Papers on MOR42-1
The molecular basis for ligand specificity in a mouse olfactory receptor: a network of functionally important residues.
Luetje et al., Miami, United States. In J Biol Chem, 2007
Sequence differences between members of the mouse olfac-tory receptor MOR42 subfamily (MOR42-3 and MOR42-1) are likely to be the basis for variation in ligand binding preference among these receptors.
Functional analysis of a mammalian odorant receptor subfamily.
Luetje et al., Miami, United States. In J Neurochem, 2006
MOR42-1 responded to dicarboxylic acids, preferring a 10-12 carbon chain length.
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