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Olfactory receptor, family 56, subfamily B, member 1
Symbols OR56B1 ; OR11-65; OR56B1P
External IDs MGI3030338 HomoloGene17189 GeneCards: OR56B1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 387748 258163
Ensembl ENSG00000181023 ENSMUSG00000060105
UniProt Q8NGI3 Q7TRU7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005180 NM_001011858
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005180 NP_001011858
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.76 – 5.76 Mb
Chr 7:
108.56 – 108.57 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 56B1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR56B1 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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