OR6B1

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OR6B1
Identifiers
Aliases OR6B1, OR7-3, OR7-9, olfactory receptor family 6 subfamily B member 1
External IDs MGI: 3030283 HomoloGene: 17485 GeneCards: OR6B1
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Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001005281

NM_147064

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001005281

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 7: 144 – 144 Mb Chr 6: 42.83 – 42.84 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6B1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6B1 gene.[3]

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.[3]

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