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Olfactory receptor, family 9, subfamily Q, member 1
Symbols OR9Q1 ; MGC131737
External IDs MGI3031334 HomoloGene72644 GeneCards: OR9Q1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219956 258097
Ensembl ENSG00000186509 ENSMUSG00000054526
UniProt Q8NGQ5 Q7TQQ3
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005212 NM_001011831
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005212 NP_001011831
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
58.02 – 58.18 Mb
Chr 19:
13.83 – 13.83 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 9Q1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR9Q1 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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