This target displays homology in the following species: Human: 100%; Rat: 79%
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 5B17; Olfactory receptor 5B20; Olfactory receptor OR11-237; olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily B, member 17; olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily B, member 20 pseudogene
Gene Aliases: OR11-237; OR5B17; OR5B20P
UniProt ID: (Human) Q8NGF7
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 219965