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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily V, member 1
Symbols OR6V1 ; GPR138
External IDs HomoloGene84582 GeneCards: OR6V1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 346517 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000225781 n/a
UniProt Q8N148 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001667 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001667 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 7:
142.75 – 142.75 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Olfactory receptor 6V1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6V1 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Vanti WB, Nguyen T, Cheng R, Lynch KR, George SR, O'Dowd BF (May 2003). "Novel human G-protein-coupled receptors". Biochem Biophys Res Commun 305 (1): 67–71. doi:10.1016/S0006-291X(03)00709-5. PMID 12732197. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR6V1 olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily V, member 1". 

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