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Olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily L, member 8
Symbols OR1L8 ; OR9-24
External IDs MGI3030189 HomoloGene132326 GeneCards: OR1L8 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 138881 258618
Ensembl ENSG00000171496 ENSMUSG00000075380
UniProt Q8NGR8 Q8VFP6
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004454 NM_146625
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004454 NP_666836
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
122.57 – 122.57 Mb
Chr 2:
36.93 – 36.93 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 1L8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1L8 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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