OR56A3

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OR56A3
Identifiers
AliasesOR56A3, OR56A2P, OR56A3P, OR56A6, olfactory receptor family 56 subfamily A member 3
External IDsMGI: 3030515 HomoloGene: 81538 GeneCards: OR56A3
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 11 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 11 (human)[1]
Chromosome 11 (human)
Genomic location for OR56A3
Genomic location for OR56A3
Band11p15.4Start5,938,751 bp[1]
End5,951,347 bp[1]
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001003443

NM_207557

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001003443

NP_997440

Location (UCSC)Chr 11: 5.94 – 5.95 MbChr 7: 105.12 – 105.13 Mb
PubMed search[3][4]
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Olfactory receptor 56A3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR56A3 gene.[5]

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.[5]

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