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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily B, member 6
Symbols OR51B6 ; HOR5'Beta6
External IDs MGI1341910 HomoloGene66459 GeneCards: OR51B6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390058 18365
Ensembl ENSG00000176239 ENSMUSG00000047163
UniProt Q9H340 E9PYY9
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004750 NM_013616
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004750 NP_038644
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.37 – 5.37 Mb
Chr 7:
103.91 – 103.91 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 51B6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51B6 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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