OR56A3

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Olfactory receptor, family 56, subfamily A, member 3
Identifiers
Symbols OR56A3 ; OR56A2P; OR56A3P; OR56A6
External IDs HomoloGene81538 GeneCards: OR56A3 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390083 259046
Ensembl ENSG00000184478 ENSMUSG00000096029
UniProt Q8NH54 Q8VGV0
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001003443 NM_147044
RefSeq (protein) NP_001003443 NP_667255
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.97 – 5.97 Mb
Chr 7:
105.09 – 105.09 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 56A3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR56A3 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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