OR5C1

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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily C, member 1
Identifiers
Symbols OR5C1 ; OR5C2P; OR9-31; OR9-F
External IDs MGI3030202 HomoloGene71970 GeneCards: OR5C1 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 392391 258371
Ensembl ENSG00000148215 ENSMUSG00000049018
UniProt Q8NGR4 Q8VF22
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001923 NM_146374
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001923 NP_666486
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
125.55 – 125.55 Mb
Chr 2:
37.33 – 37.33 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5C1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5C1 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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