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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily D, member 18
Symbols OR5D18 ; OR11-143
External IDs MGI2151908 HomoloGene133739 GeneCards: OR5D18 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219438 258636
Ensembl ENSG00000186119 ENSMUSG00000075145
UniProt Q8NGL1 Q920P2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001952 NM_146643
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001952 NP_666854
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.82 – 55.82 Mb
Chr 2:
87.94 – 87.94 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5D18 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5D18 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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