OR8B8

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OR8B8
Identifiers
Aliases OR8B8, TPCR85, olfactory receptor family 8 subfamily B member 8
External IDs MGI: 2177528 HomoloGene: 56568 GeneCards: OR8B8
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 11 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 11 (human)[1]
Chromosome 11 (human)
Genomic location for OR8B8
Genomic location for OR8B8
Band 11q24.2 Start 124,440,126 bp[1]
End 124,441,158 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE OR8B8 gnf1h02117 at fs.png
More reference expression data
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_012378

NM_146313

RefSeq (protein)

NP_036510

NP_666425

Location (UCSC) Chr 11: 124.44 – 124.44 Mb Chr 11: 37.9 – 37.9 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
Wikidata
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Olfactory receptor 8B8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8B8 gene.[5][6]

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.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000197125 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000066748 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  5. ^ Vanderhaeghen P, Schurmans S, Vassart G, Parmentier M (Apr 1997). "Specific repertoire of olfactory receptor genes in the male germ cells of several mammalian species". Genomics. 39 (3): 239–46. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.4490. PMID 9119360. 
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR8B8 olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily B, member 8". 

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