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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily H, member 1
Symbols OR8H1 ; OR11-180
External IDs MGI3030933 HomoloGene107003 GeneCards: OR8H1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219469 258764
Ensembl ENSG00000181693 ENSMUSG00000075168
UniProt Q8NGG4 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005199 NM_146768
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005199 NP_666979
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
56.29 – 56.29 Mb
Chr 2:
86.96 – 86.96 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8H1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8H1 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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