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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily Q, member 1 (gene/pseudogene)
Symbol OR51Q1
External IDs MGI3030469 HomoloGene17514 GeneCards: OR51Q1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390061 259122
Ensembl ENSG00000167360 ENSMUSG00000094520
UniProt Q8NH59 Q8VH20
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004757 NM_147118
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004757 NP_667329
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.42 – 5.42 Mb
Chr 7:
103.98 – 103.98 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 51Q1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51Q1 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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  • Taylor TD, Noguchi H, Totoki Y, Toyoda A, Kuroki Y, Dewar K, Lloyd C, Itoh T, Takeda T, Kim DW, She X, Barlow KF, Bloom T, Bruford E, Chang JL, Cuomo CA, Eichler E, FitzGerald MG, Jaffe DB, LaButti K, Nicol R, Park HS, Seaman C, Sougnez C, Yang X, Zimmer AR, Zody MC, Birren BW, Nusbaum C, Fujiyama A, Hattori M, Rogers J, Lander ES, Sakaki Y (2006). "Human chromosome 11 DNA sequence and analysis including novel gene identification". Nature 440 (7083): 497–500. doi:10.1038/nature04632. PMID 16554811. 

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