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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily K, member 5
Symbols OR8K5 ; OR11-174
External IDs MGI3030842 HomoloGene74197 GeneCards: OR8K5 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219453 258866
Ensembl ENSG00000181752 ENSMUSG00000050603
UniProt Q8NH50 Q8VGC7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004058 NM_146866
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004058 NP_667077
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.93 – 55.93 Mb
Chr 2:
85.69 – 85.69 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8K5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8K5 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.