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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily B, member 1
Symbols OR6B1 ; OR7-3; OR7-9
External IDs MGI3030283 HomoloGene17485 GeneCards: OR6B1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 135946 259067
Ensembl ENSG00000221813 ENSMUSG00000049168
UniProt O95007 Q8VGW8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005281 NM_147064
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005281 NP_667275
Location (UCSC) Chr 7:
143.7 – 143.7 Mb
Chr 6:
42.84 – 42.84 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6B1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6B1 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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