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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily B, member 3
Symbols OR6B3 ; OR6B3P; OR6B3Q
External IDs MGI3031248 HomoloGene88368 GeneCards: OR6B3 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 150681 259041
Ensembl ENSG00000178586 ENSMUSG00000042849
UniProt Q8NGW1 Q8VGU5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_173351 NM_147039
RefSeq (protein) NP_775486 NP_667250
Location (UCSC) Chr 2:
240.98 – 240.99 Mb
Chr 1:
92.51 – 92.52 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6B3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6B3 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.