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Aliases OR1E1, HGM071, OR13-66, OR17-2, OR17-32, OR1E5, OR1E6, OR1E8P, OR1E9P, OST547, olfactory receptor family 1 subfamily E member 1
External IDs HomoloGene: 74111 GeneCards: 8387
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 17: 3.4 – 3.4 Mb n/a
PubMed search [1] n/a
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Olfactory receptor 1E1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1E1 gene.[2][3][4]

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.[4]

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  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ Ben-Arie N, Lancet D, Taylor C, Khen M, Walker N, Ledbetter DH, Carrozzo R, Patel K, Sheer D, Lehrach H, et al. (Jul 1994). "Olfactory receptor gene cluster on human chromosome 17: possible duplication of an ancestral receptor repertoire". Hum Mol Genet. 3 (2): 229–35. doi:10.1093/hmg/3.2.229. PMID 8004088. 
  3. ^ Parmentier M, Libert F, Schurmans S, Schiffmann S, Lefort A, Eggerickx D, Ledent C, Mollereau C, Gerard C, Perret J, et al. (Mar 1992). "Expression of members of the putative olfactory receptor gene family in mammalian germ cells". Nature. 355 (6359): 453–5. doi:10.1038/355453a0. PMID 1370859. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR1E1 olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily E, member 1". 

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