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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily J, member 1
Symbols OR8J1 ; OR11-183
External IDs MGI3030879 HomoloGene128089 GeneCards: OR8J1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219477 259019
Ensembl ENSG00000172487 ENSMUSG00000075198
UniProt Q8NGP2 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005205 NM_147017
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005205 NP_667228
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
56.36 – 56.36 Mb
Chr 2:
86.2 – 86.2 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8J1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8J1 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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