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Olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily B, member 1
Symbols OR1B1 ; OR9-26; OR9-B
External IDs MGI3030196 HomoloGene17479 GeneCards: OR1B1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 347169 259053
Ensembl ENSG00000171484 ENSMUSG00000075377
UniProt Q8NGR6 Q8VGV7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004450 NM_147051
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004450 NP_667262
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
122.63 – 122.63 Mb
Chr 2:
37.1 – 37.11 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 1B1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1B1 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.