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Olfactory receptor, family 11, subfamily A, member 1
Symbols OR11A1 ; 6M1-18; OR11A2; dJ994E9.6; hs6M1-18
External IDs MGI2177479 HomoloGene27189 GeneCards: OR11A1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26531 258507
Ensembl ENSG00000204694 ENSMUSG00000064121
UniProt Q9GZK7 Q8VFE3
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_013937 NM_146514
RefSeq (protein) NP_039225 NP_666725
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
29.43 – 29.46 Mb
Chr 17:
37.23 – 37.23 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 11A1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR11A1 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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