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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily Y, member 1
Symbols OR6Y1 ; OR1-11; OR6Y2
External IDs HomoloGene67062 GeneCards: OR6Y1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 391112 546747
Ensembl ENSG00000197532 ENSMUSG00000066671
UniProt Q8NGX8 E9Q050
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005189 NM_207694
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005189 NP_997577
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
158.55 – 158.55 Mb
Chr 1:
174.44 – 174.45 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6Y1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6Y1 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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