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Olfactory receptor, family 13, subfamily A, member 1
Symbols OR13A1 ; FLJ16797
External IDs MGI3030045 HomoloGene17434 GeneCards: OR13A1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 79290 258914
Ensembl ENSG00000256574 ENSMUSG00000053391
UniProt Q8NGR1 Q8VGH2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004297 NM_146912
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004297 NP_667123
Location (UCSC) Chr 10:
45.3 – 45.32 Mb
Chr 6:
116.49 – 116.49 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 13A1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR13A1 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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