From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily H, member 3
Symbols OR8H3 ; OR11-172
External IDs MGI3030934 HomoloGene34954 GeneCards: OR8H3 Gene
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE OR8H3 gnf1h10665 at tn.png
More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390152 258587
Ensembl ENSG00000181761 ENSMUSG00000070875
UniProt Q8N146 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005201 NM_146594
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005201 NP_666805
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.89 – 55.89 Mb
Chr 2:
86.98 – 86.98 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 8H3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8H3 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]

See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.