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An olfactory receptor is a G-protein coupled receptor, termed Golf, that detects odour by binding with odour molecules. There are around 1,000 genes associated with this process .
When there is stiumulant, through the nonhydrolyzable GTP analogue, it leads to the stiumulation of adenyly cyclase activity. Thus Golf plays a role in olfactory signal transduction .
- ↑ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/549520/olfactory-receptor
- ↑ Randall R. Reed. The Molecular Components of Olfaction.1st edition. The Rockefeller University Press.1990