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Aliases OR6C1, OST267, olfactory receptor family 6 subfamily C member 1
External IDs MGI: 3030636 HomoloGene: 105151 GeneCards: OR6C1
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 12 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 12 (human)[1]
Chromosome 12 (human)
Genomic location for OR6C1
Genomic location for OR6C1
Band 12q13.2 Start 55,314,343 bp[1]
End 55,322,364 bp[1]
Species Human Mouse
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 12: 55.31 – 55.32 Mb Chr 12: 129.68 – 129.69 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6C1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6C1 gene.[5]

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.[5]

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  • Fuchs T, Malecova B, Linhart C, et al. (2003). "DEFOG: a practical scheme for deciphering families of genes". Genomics. 80 (3): 295–302. doi:10.1006/geno.2002.6830. PMID 12213199. 
  • Scherer SE, Muzny DM, Buhay CJ, et al. (2006). "The finished DNA sequence of human chromosome 12". Nature. 440 (7082): 346–51. doi:10.1038/nature04569. PMID 16541075. 

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