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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily A, member 1
Symbols OR8A1 ; OR11-318; OST025
External IDs MGI1931271 HomoloGene12726 GeneCards: OR8A1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390275 80706
Ensembl ENSG00000196119 ENSMUSG00000061165
UniProt Q8NGG7 E9Q5S8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005194 NM_030553
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005194 NP_085030
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
124.44 – 124.44 Mb
Chr 9:
37.71 – 37.71 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8A1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8A1 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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