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Olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily L, member 6
Symbols OR1L6 ; HG16; OR1L7; OR9-30
External IDs MGI3030199 HomoloGene74156 GeneCards: OR1L6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 392390 258656
Ensembl ENSG00000171459 ENSMUSG00000059429
UniProt Q8NGR2 Q8VFT2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004453 NM_146662
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004453 NP_666873
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
122.75 – 122.75 Mb
Chr 2:
37.2 – 37.2 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 1L6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1L6 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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