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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily K, member 1
Symbols OR5K1 ; HSHTPCRX10; HTPCRX10; OR3-8
External IDs MGI3030007 HomoloGene45084 GeneCards: OR5K1 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26339 259002
Ensembl ENSG00000232382 ENSMUSG00000049362
UniProt Q8NHB7 E9QAT7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004736 NM_147000
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004736 NP_667211
Location (UCSC) Chr 3:
98.47 – 98.47 Mb
Chr 16:
58.8 – 58.8 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 5K1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5K1 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Parmentier M, Libert F, Schurmans S, Schiffmann S, Lefort A, Eggerickx D, Ledent C, Mollereau C, Gerard C, Perret J et al. (Mar 1992). "Expression of members of the putative olfactory receptor gene family in mammalian germ cells". Nature 355 (6359): 453–5. doi:10.1038/355453a0. PMID 1370859. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR5K1 olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily K, member 1". 

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