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Olfactory receptor, family 7, subfamily A, member 5
Symbols OR7A5 ; HTPCR2
External IDs HomoloGene133620 GeneCards: OR7A5 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26659 18357
Ensembl ENSG00000188269 ENSMUSG00000060205
UniProt Q15622 Q9JHB2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_017506 NM_147041
RefSeq (protein) NP_059976 NP_667252
Location (UCSC) Chr 19:
14.79 – 14.84 Mb
Chr 10:
79.03 – 79.04 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 7A5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR7A5 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.