The human olfactory subgenome: from sequence to structure and evolution

@article{Fuchs2001TheHO,
  title={The human olfactory subgenome: from sequence to structure and evolution},
  author={Tania Fuchs and Gustavo Glusman and Shirley Horn-Saban and Doron Lancet and Yitzhak Pilpel},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={108},
  pages={1-13}
}
Olfactory receptors (ORs) constitute the largest multigene family in multicellular organisms. Their evolutionary proliferation has been driven by the need to provide recognition capacity for millions of potential odorants with arbitrary chemical configurations. Human genome sequencing has provided a highly informative picture of the "olfactory subgenome", the repertoire of OR genes. We describe here an analysis of 224 human OR genes, a much larger number than hitherto systematically analyzed… CONTINUE READING

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