OR8G1

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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily G, member 1
Identifiers
Symbols OR8G1 ; HSTPCR25; OR8G1P; TPCR25
External IDs MGI3030801 HomoloGene115535 GeneCards: OR8G1 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26494 258086
Ensembl ENSG00000197849 ENSMUSG00000055820
UniProt Q15617 Q7TRB0
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001002905 NM_001011826
RefSeq (protein) NP_001002905 NP_001011826
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
124.12 – 124.14 Mb
Chr 9:
39.75 – 39.75 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 8G1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8G1 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. ^ Vanderhaeghen P, Schurmans S, Vassart G, Parmentier M (Apr 1997). "Specific repertoire of olfactory receptor genes in the male germ cells of several mammalian species". Genomics 39 (3): 239–46. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.4490. PMID 9119360. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR8G1 olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily G, member 1". 

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