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Olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily E, member 8
Symbols OR52E8 ; OR11-54
External IDs MGI3030505 HomoloGene133595 GeneCards: OR52E8 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390079 257910
Ensembl ENSG00000183269 ENSMUSG00000094531
UniProt Q6IFG1 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005168 NM_001011755
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005168 NP_001011755
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.88 – 5.88 Mb
Chr 7:
104.98 – 104.98 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 52E8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR52E8 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.