OR5M8

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OR5M8
Identifiers
Aliases OR5M8, OR11-194, olfactory receptor family 5 subfamily M member 8
External IDs MGI: 3030865 HomoloGene: 73973 GeneCards: 219484
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001005282

NM_001011759

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001005282.1

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 11: 56.49 – 56.49 Mb Chr 2: 85.99 – 85.99 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5M8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5M8 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.