Two olfactory marker proteins in Xenopus laevis.

@article{Roessler1998TwoOM,
  title={Two olfactory marker proteins in Xenopus laevis.},
  author={Patricia Roessler and Mario Mezler and Heinz Breer},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={395 3},
  pages={
          273-80
        }
}
Mature olfactory receptor neurons of mammals are characterized by the expression of the highly conserved olfactory marker protein (OMP) encoded by single copy genes. In Xenopus laevis, two homologous genes encoding olfactory marker proteins have been identified that share a sequence identity with mammalian OMPs of about 50%. Sequence comparison revealed significant variability in the N-terminus and C-terminus regions; in contrast, two internal domains were highly conserved between amphibian and… 
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