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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily B, member 4
Symbols OR51B4 ; HOR5'Beta1
External IDs MGI1341906 HomoloGene88376 GeneCards: OR51B4 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 79339 18367
Ensembl ENSG00000183251 ENSMUSG00000058200
UniProt Q9Y5P0 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_033179 NM_013618
RefSeq (protein) NP_149419 NP_038646
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.32 – 5.32 Mb
Chr 7:
103.88 – 103.88 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 51B4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51B4 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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