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.
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Protein Aliases: Olfactory receptor 51F2; Olfactory receptor OR11-23; olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily F, member 2
Gene Aliases: OR11-23; OR51F2
UniProt ID: (Human) Q8NH61
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 119694
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor