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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily G, member 5
Symbols OR8G5 ; OR11-298; OR8G5P; OR8G6
External IDs MGI1333829 HomoloGene121531 GeneCards: OR8G5 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219865 18343
Ensembl n/a ENSMUSG00000062649
UniProt Q8NG78 Q7TRC1
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005198 NM_146830
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005198 NP_667041
Location (UCSC) n/a Chr 9:
39.48 – 39.49 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8G5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8G5 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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