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Olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily A, member 1
Symbols OR52A1 ; HPFH1OR
External IDs HomoloGene130658 GeneCards: OR52A1 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 23538 18369
Ensembl ENSG00000182070 ENSMUSG00000061626
UniProt Q9UKL2 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_012375 NM_013620
RefSeq (protein) NP_036507 NP_038648
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.15 – 5.19 Mb
Chr 7:
103.78 – 103.78 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 52A1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR52A1 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Feingold EA, Penny LA, Nienhuis AW, Forget BG (Nov 1999). "An olfactory receptor gene is located in the extended human beta-globin gene cluster and is expressed in erythroid cells". Genomics 61 (1): 15–23. doi:10.1006/geno.1999.5935. PMID 10512676. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR52A1 olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily A, member 1". 

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