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OR6J1 olfactory receptor family 6 subfamily J member 1 [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

Gene ID: 79549, updated on 22-Sep-2022


Official Symbol
OR6J1provided by HGNC
Official Full Name
olfactory receptor family 6 subfamily J member 1provided by HGNC
Primary source
See related
Ensembl:ENSG00000255804 AllianceGenome:HGNC:14707
Gene type
protein coding
RefSeq status
Homo sapiens
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo
Also known as
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. This olfactory receptor gene is a segregating pseudogene, where some individuals have an allele that encodes a functional olfactory receptor, while other individuals have an allele encoding a protein that is predicted to be non-functional. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2017]
Annotation information
Note: Genetic polymorphisms result in both protein coding and non-coding alleles of this gene.
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Genomic context

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Exon count:
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
110 current GRCh38.p14 (GCF_000001405.40) 14 NC_000014.9 (22630929..22644352, complement)
110 current T2T-CHM13v2.0 (GCF_009914755.1) 14 NC_060938.1 (16828656..16842613, complement)
105.20220307 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 14 NC_000014.8 (23099834..23113561, complement)

Chromosome 14 - NC_000014.9Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene defender against cell death 1 Neighboring gene abhydrolase domain containing 4, N-acyl phospholipase B Neighboring gene ribosomal protein L26 pseudogene 2 Neighboring gene olfactory receptor family 6 subfamily E member 1 pseudogene

Genomic regions, transcripts, and products


Products Interactant Other Gene Complex Source Pubs Description

General gene information


Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

Function Evidence Code Pubs
enables G protein-coupled receptor activity IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
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enables olfactory receptor activity IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
Component Evidence Code Pubs
located_in plasma membrane IEA
Inferred from Electronic Annotation
more info

General protein information

Preferred Names
olfactory receptor 6J1
Olfactory receptor 6J1
olfactory receptor 6J2
olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily J, member 1 pseudogene
olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily J, member 2
seven transmembrane helix receptor

NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq)

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RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.

mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. NM_001348233.2NP_001335162.1  olfactory receptor 6J1

    Status: VALIDATED

    Source sequence(s)
    Consensus CDS
    ENSP00000437629.1, ENST00000540461.2
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    7tmA_OR6C-like; olfactory receptor subfamily 6C and related proteins, member of the class A family of seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: Homo sapiens Annotation Release 110 details...Open this link in a new tab

The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

Reference GRCh38.p14 Primary Assembly


  1. NC_000014.9 Reference GRCh38.p14 Primary Assembly

    22630929..22644352 complement
    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)

Alternate T2T-CHM13v2.0


  1. NC_060938.1 Alternate T2T-CHM13v2.0

    16828656..16842613 complement
    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)

Suppressed Reference Sequence(s)

The following Reference Sequences have been suppressed. Explain

  1. NG_002274.13: Suppressed sequence

    NG_002274.13: This RefSeq was removed because it is now thought that this gene does encode a protein.