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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily B, member 5
Symbols OR51B5 ; HOR5'Beta5; OR11-37
External IDs HomoloGene133898 GeneCards: OR51B5 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 282763 259126
Ensembl ENSG00000167355 ENSMUSG00000055124
UniProt Q9H339 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005567 NM_147122
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005567 NP_667333
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.36 – 5.36 Mb
Chr 7:
103.66 – 103.66 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 51B5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51B5 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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