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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily A, member 7
Symbols OR51A7 ; OR11-27
External IDs MGI3030410 HomoloGene45856 GeneCards: OR51A7 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 119687 258248
Ensembl ENSG00000176895 ENSMUSG00000073962
UniProt Q8NH64 E9Q556
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004749 NM_001001805
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004749 NP_001001805
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
4.93 – 4.93 Mb
Chr 7:
102.97 – 102.98 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 51A7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51A7 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.