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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily AU, member 1
Symbols OR5AU1 ; OR14-38
External IDs MGI3030055 HomoloGene45823 GeneCards: OR5AU1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390445 258420
Ensembl ENSG00000169327 ENSMUSG00000044286
UniProt Q8NGC0 B2RVX8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004731 NM_001001808
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004731 NP_001001808
Location (UCSC) Chr 14:
21.15 – 21.16 Mb
Chr 14:
52.04 – 52.04 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5AU1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5AU1 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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