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Olfactory receptor, family 13, subfamily C, member 8
Symbols OR13C8 ; OR37H; OR9-10
External IDs MGI3030106 HomoloGene17409 GeneCards: OR13C8 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 138802 258836
Ensembl ENSG00000186943 ENSMUSG00000051593
UniProt Q8NGS7 B1AWZ7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004483 NM_146839
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004483 NP_667050
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
107.33 – 107.33 Mb
Chr 4:
52.91 – 52.92 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 13C8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR13C8 gene.[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.[1]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.