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Olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily C, member 1
Symbols OR1C1 ; HSTPCR27; OR1-42; OR1.5.10; ORL211; TPCR27
External IDs MGI3031200 HomoloGene137247 GeneCards: OR1C1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26188 258912
Ensembl ENSG00000221888 ENSMUSG00000050343
UniProt Q15619 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_012353 NM_146910
RefSeq (protein) NP_036485 NP_667121
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
247.76 – 247.76 Mb
Chr 11:
50.97 – 50.97 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 1C1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1C1 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Vanderhaeghen P, Schurmans S, Vassart G, Parmentier M (Apr 1997). "Specific repertoire of olfactory receptor genes in the male germ cells of several mammalian species". Genomics 39 (3): 239–46. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.4490. PMID 9119360. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR1C1 olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily C, member 1". 

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