OR5B3

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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily B, member 3
Identifiers
Symbols OR5B3 ; OR11-239; OR5B13; OST129
External IDs MGI3031299 HomoloGene133886 GeneCards: OR5B3 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 441608 258120
Ensembl ENSG00000172769 ENSMUSG00000096365
UniProt Q8NH48 Q7TQR1
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005469 NM_001011840
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005469 NP_001011840
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
58.17 – 58.17 Mb
Chr 19:
13.23 – 13.24 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 5B3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5B3 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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