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ready Olfactory Receptor Database


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ORDB began as a database of vertebrate OR genes and proteins and continues to support sequencing and analysis of these receptors by providing a comprehensive archive with search tools for this expanding family.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 1995

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How to cite this record ORDB; Olfactory Receptor Database; DOI:; Last edited: April 26, 2021, 3:59 p.m.; Last accessed: Oct 27 2021 2:58 p.m.

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Olfactory Receptor Database: a metadata-driven automated population from sources of gene and protein sequences.

Crasto C., Marenco L., Miller P., Shepherd G.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2002

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Olfactory receptor database: a sensory chemoreceptor resource.

Skoufos E., Marenco L., Nadkarni PM., Miller PL., Shepherd GM.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2000

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ORDB, HORDE, ODORactor and other on-line knowledge resources of olfactory receptor-odorant interactions.

Marenco L,Wang R,McDougal R,Olender T,Twik M,Bruford E,Liu X,Zhang J,Lancet D,Shepherd G,Crasto C
Database (Oxford) 2016

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Grant Number(s)

  • G08 LM05583 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • P01 DC 04732 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • R01 DC009977 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • R01 DC02307 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • R21DC011068 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • T15 LM007056 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • TI5 LM07056 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • U41 HG003345 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • UL1 RR024139 (U.S. National Library of Medicine)