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AliasesOR5A1, OR11-249, OR5A1P, OST181, olfactory receptor family 5 subfamily A member 1
External IDsMGI: 2153205 HomoloGene: 17342 GeneCards: OR5A1
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 11 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 11 (human)[1]
Chromosome 11 (human)
Genomic location for OR5A1
Genomic location for OR5A1
Band11q12.1Start59,436,469 bp[1]
End59,451,380 bp[1]
RefSeq (mRNA)
RefSeq (protein)
Location (UCSC)Chr 11: 59.44 - 59.45 MbChr 19: 12.12 - 12.12 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5A1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5A1 gene.[5]

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.[5]

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