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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily C, member 3
Symbols OR6C3 ; OST709
External IDs MGI3030622 HomoloGene105153 GeneCards: OR6C3 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 254786 258547
Ensembl ENSG00000205329 ENSMUSG00000046041
UniProt Q9NZP0 Q8VFI0
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_054104 NM_146554
RefSeq (protein) NP_473445 NP_666765
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
55.33 – 55.33 Mb
Chr 10:
129.69 – 129.69 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6C3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6C3 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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