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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily M, member 1
Symbols OR51M1 ; HOR5'Beta7; OR11-40
External IDs MGI3030465 HomoloGene64935 GeneCards: OR51M1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390059 258961
Ensembl ENSG00000184698 ENSMUSG00000042219
UniProt Q9H341 F8VPJ9
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004756 NM_001271020
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004756 NP_001257949
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.39 – 5.39 Mb
Chr 7:
103.93 – 103.93 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 51M1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51M1 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.[2] 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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  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR51M1 olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily M, member 1". 
  2. ^ Knape K, Beyer A, Stary A, Buchbauer G, Wolschann P (2008). "Genomics of selected human odorant receptors". Chemical Monthly 139 (12): 1537–1544. doi:10.1007/s00706-008-0957-6. 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.