OR56B1

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OR56B1
Identifiers
Aliases OR56B1, OR11-65, OR56B1P, olfactory receptor family 56 subfamily B member 1
External IDs MGI: 3030491 HomoloGene: 17189 GeneCards: OR56B1
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Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001005180

NM_146312

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001005180

NP_666424

Location (UCSC) Chr 11: 5.74 – 5.74 Mb Chr 7: 104.62 – 104.64 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 56B1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR56B1 gene.[3]

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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.[3]

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