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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily K, member 6
Symbols OR6K6 ; OR1-21
External IDs MGI3030078 HomoloGene17363 GeneCards: OR6K6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 128371 404222
Ensembl ENSG00000180433 ENSMUSG00000046486
UniProt Q8NGW6 E9Q0M4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005184 NM_001005520
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005184 NP_001005520
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
158.72 – 158.73 Mb
Chr 1:
174.12 – 174.12 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6K6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6K6 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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