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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily L, member 1 (gene/pseudogene)
Symbols OR5L1 ; OR11-151; OST262
External IDs MGI3030991 HomoloGene17402 GeneCards: OR5L1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219437 258846
Ensembl ENSG00000186117 ENSMUSG00000075143
UniProt Q8NGL2 A2AVC4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004738 NM_146849
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004738 NP_667060
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.81 – 55.81 Mb
Chr 2:
87.96 – 87.96 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5L1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5L1 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.