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Aliases for OR8B12 Gene

Aliases for OR8B12 Gene

  • Olfactory Receptor Family 8 Subfamily B Member 12 2 3 5
  • Olfactory Receptor OR11-317 3 4
  • Olfactory Receptor, Family 8, Subfamily B, Member 12 2
  • Olfactory Receptor 8B12 3
  • OR11-317 3

External Ids for OR8B12 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OR8B12 Gene

  • GC11U990407
  • GC11M123951
  • GC11M123917
  • GC11M124412

Summaries for OR8B12 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for OR8B12 Gene

  • 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for OR8B12 Gene

OR8B12 (Olfactory Receptor Family 8 Subfamily B Member 12) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Olfactory Signaling Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and odorant binding. An important paralog of this gene is OR8B8.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OR8B12 Gene

  • Odorant receptor.

Gene Wiki entry for OR8B12 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for OR8B12 Gene

Genomics for OR8B12 Gene

Regulatory Elements for OR8B12 Gene

Enhancers for OR8B12 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH11F124068 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 3 +473.2 473183 3.0 PKNOX1 ATF1 SIN3A ARID4B ZNF2 KLF13 JUNB REST TBX21 KAT8 VWA5A OR8B12 OR8G2 GC11M124060 LOC105369545
GH11F124588 0.3 FANTOM5 6.8 -45.4 -45388 0.4 OR8A1 OR8G1 OR8D1 OR8D2 OR8G2 OR8B12 OR8B8 SPA17 OR8Q1P
GH11F124642 1.5 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 1.3 -100.4 -100377 2.5 ATF1 ARNT WRNIP1 YY1 GATA2 ZNF143 FOS REST KAT8 HMBOX1 SPA17 OR8A1 OR8B4 OR8D1 OR8G1 OR8D2 OR8B12 OR8B8 RNA5SP352
GH11F124078 1.3 FANTOM5 ENCODE 1.5 +463.6 463629 3.3 PKNOX1 ATF1 ARNT ELK1 GATA2 JUNB NCOA1 MBD2 MEF2D SMARCA4 VWA5A MSANTD2 SPA17 OR8G2 OR8B12 OR8D1 OR8A1 LOC105369545 GC11M124060
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around OR8B12 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for OR8B12 Gene

124,542,682 bp from pter
124,543,679 bp from pter
998 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for OR8B12 Gene

Genes around OR8B12 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
OR8B12 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for OR8B12 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for OR8B12 Gene

Proteins for OR8B12 Gene

  • Protein details for OR8B12 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Olfactory receptor 8B12
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RNF6
    • Q6IEW8
    • Q96RC7

    Protein attributes for OR8B12 Gene

    310 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    34372 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for OR8B12 Gene

Post-translational modifications for OR8B12 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 5, Asn 164, and Asn 189
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for OR8B12 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:
HORDE protein sequence:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for OR8B12 Gene

Domains & Families for OR8B12 Gene

Gene Families for OR8B12 Gene

Protein Domains for OR8B12 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for OR8B12 Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family.
  • Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with OR8B12: view

Function for OR8B12 Gene

Molecular function for OR8B12 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Odorant receptor.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for OR8B12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004930 G-protein coupled receptor activity IEA --
GO:0004984 olfactory receptor activity IBA --
GO:0005549 odorant binding IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with OR8B12: view

Phenotypes for OR8B12 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with OR8B12: view

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for OR8B12 Gene

Localization for OR8B12 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OR8B12 Gene

Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for OR8B12 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for OR8B12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with OR8B12: view

Pathways & Interactions for OR8B12 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with OR8B12: view

Pathways by source for OR8B12 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for OR8B12 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0007165 signal transduction IEA --
GO:0007186 G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway IBA --
GO:0007608 sensory perception of smell IEA --
GO:0050896 response to stimulus IEA --
GO:0050911 detection of chemical stimulus involved in sensory perception of smell IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with OR8B12: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for OR8B12 Gene

Transcripts for OR8B12 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for OR8B12 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(1) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for OR8B12 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for OR8B12 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for OR8B12 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for OR8B12 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for OR8B12 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x47.3).

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of OR8B12 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for OR8B12 Gene:

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with OR8B12: view

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , Protein tissue co-expression partners and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for OR8B12 Gene

Orthologs for OR8B12 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for OR8B12 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia LOC513334 34
  • 85.08 (n)
-- 35
  • 82 (a)
-- 35
  • 79 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia OR8B12 35
  • 84 (a)
LOC489314 34
  • 83.6 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Or8b12b 55 Olfr875 35
  • 84 (a)
Or8b12c 55 Olfr876 35
  • 83 (a)
Or8b12 55 Olfr874 34 16 35
  • 82.15 (n)
Or12k8 55 Olfr361
  • chr2:37,084,781-37,085,746
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Olr1196 34
  • 82.9 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 72 (a)
-- 35
  • 72 (a)
-- 35
  • 70 (a)
Species where no ortholog for OR8B12 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for OR8B12 Gene

Gene Tree for OR8B12 (if available)
Gene Tree for OR8B12 (if available)

Paralogs for OR8B12 Gene

Paralogs for OR8B12 Gene

(449) SIMAP similar genes for OR8B12 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins: Pseudogenes for OR8B12 Gene

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Variants for OR8B12 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for OR8B12 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs10893251 -- 124,544,850(+) TGATT(A/G)TCATT upstream-variant-2KB
rs11219693 -- 124,544,347(+) TCACC(A/G)TGTTA upstream-variant-2KB
rs115788747 -- 124,544,084(+) CCACA(C/T)TGTCA upstream-variant-2KB
rs12800266 -- 124,542,255(+) ATAGA(A/T)TTAGG downstream-variant-500B
rs12800821 -- 124,542,307(+) CAAGG(C/G)CAGCA downstream-variant-500B

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for OR8B12 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv518199 CNV gain 19592680

Variation tolerance for OR8B12 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 82.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.20; 69.82% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for OR8B12 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OR8B12 Gene

Disorders for OR8B12 Gene

Relevant External Links for OR8B12

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for OR8B12 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for OR8B12 Gene

Publications for OR8B12 Gene

  1. The human olfactory receptor gene family. (PMID: 14983052) Malnic B. … Buck L.B. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2004) 3 4 64
  2. DEFOG: a practical scheme for deciphering families of genes. (PMID: 12213199) Fuchs T. … Shamir R. (Genomics 2002) 3 4 64
  3. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 4 64
  4. Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. (PMID: 12477932) Strausberg R.L. … Marra M.A. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2002) 3 64

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