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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily X, member 1
Symbols OR6X1 ; OR11-270
External IDs MGI3030820 HomoloGene105185 GeneCards: OR6X1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE OR6X1 gnf1h02119 at tn.png
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390260 258608
Ensembl ENSG00000221931 ENSMUSG00000051095
UniProt Q8NH79 Q8VFN6
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005188 NM_146615
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005188 NP_666826
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
123.75 – 123.75 Mb
Chr 9:
40.19 – 40.19 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 6X1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6X1 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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