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Olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily E, member 6
Symbols OR52E6 ; OR11-58
External IDs HomoloGene133880 GeneCards: OR52E6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390078 257910
Ensembl ENSG00000205409 ENSMUSG00000094531
UniProt Q96RD3 Q7TRP2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005167 NM_001011755
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005167 NP_001011755
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.86 – 5.86 Mb
Chr 7:
104.98 – 104.98 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 52E6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR52E6 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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