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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily H, member 6
Symbols OR5H6 ; OR3-11
External IDs MGI3030021 HomoloGene133069 GeneCards: OR5H6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 79295 258319
Ensembl ENSG00000230301 ENSMUSG00000043357
UniProt Q8NGV6 Q8VEX6
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005479 NM_146322
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005479 NP_666434
Location (UCSC) Chr 3:
97.98 – 97.98 Mb
Chr 16:
59.04 – 59.04 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5H6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5H6 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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