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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily B, member 17
Symbols OR5B17 ; OR11-237; OR5B20P
External IDs MGI3031277 HomoloGene133888 GeneCards: OR5B17 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219965 258686
Ensembl ENSG00000197786 ENSMUSG00000049015
UniProt Q8NGF7 Q8VEV7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005489 NM_146691
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005489 NP_666902
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
58.13 – 58.13 Mb
Chr 19:
13.36 – 13.37 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 5B17 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5B17 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.