OR8K3

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OR8K3
Identifiers
Aliases OR8K3, OR11-181, olfactory receptor family 8 subfamily K member 3 (gene/pseudogene)
External IDs MGI: 3030888 HomoloGene: 133882 GeneCards: OR8K3
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001005202

NM_147019

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001005202.1
NP_001005202

NP_667230

Location (UCSC) Chr 11: 56.32 – 56.32 Mb Chr 2: 86.33 – 86.34 Mb
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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily K, member 3, also known as OR8K3, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the OR8K3 gene.[3]

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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.[3]

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