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Aliases for OR8U1 Gene

Aliases for OR8U1 Gene

  • Olfactory Receptor Family 8 Subfamily U Member 1 2 3 5
  • Olfactory Receptor, Family 8, Subfamily U, Member 1 2
  • Olfactory Receptor 8U1 3

External Ids for OR8U1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OR8U1 Gene

  • GC00U903073
  • GC11P055919
  • GC11P055885
  • GC11P056145
  • GC11P056146

Summaries for OR8U1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for OR8U1 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 OR8U1 Gene

OR8U1 (Olfactory Receptor Family 8 Subfamily U Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Olfactory Signaling Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and odorant binding. An important paralog of this gene is OR5R1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OR8U1 Gene

  • Odorant receptor.

Additional gene information for OR8U1 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for OR8U1 Gene

Genomics for OR8U1 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for OR8U1 Gene

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the OR8U1 gene promoter:
  • Chx10
  • POU3F1
  • Meis-1b
  • Meis-1a
  • Meis-1
  • POU2F1
  • POU2F1a
  • NF-kappaB1
  • NF-kappaB
  • XBP-1

Genomic Locations for OR8U1 Gene

Genomic Locations for OR8U1 Gene
945 bases
Plus strand
945 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for OR8U1 Gene

Genes around OR8U1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
OR8U1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for OR8U1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for OR8U1 Gene

Proteins for OR8U1 Gene

  • Protein details for OR8U1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Olfactory receptor 8U1
    Protein Accession:

    Protein attributes for OR8U1 Gene

    309 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    35088 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for OR8U1 Gene

Post-translational modifications for OR8U1 Gene

Other Protein References for OR8U1 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:
HORDE protein sequence:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for OR8U1 Gene

Domains & Families for OR8U1 Gene

Gene Families for OR8U1 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • G-protein coupled receptors
  • Predicted membrane proteins

Protein Domains for OR8U1 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for OR8U1 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

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 OR8U1: view

Function for OR8U1 Gene

Molecular function for OR8U1 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Odorant receptor.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for OR8U1 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 OR8U1: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with OR8U1: view

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miRNA for OR8U1 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target OR8U1

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for OR8U1 Gene

Localization for OR8U1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OR8U1 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 OR8U1 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for OR8U1 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 OR8U1: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for OR8U1 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for OR8U1 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with OR8U1: view

Pathways by source for OR8U1 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for OR8U1 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 IBA,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 OR8U1: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for OR8U1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for OR8U1 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for OR8U1 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for OR8U1 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for OR8U1 Gene

Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily U, member 1:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for OR8U1 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for OR8U1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for OR8U1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for OR8U1 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for OR8U1 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of OR8U1 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for OR8U1 Gene:

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with OR8U1: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt , Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for OR8U1 Gene

Orthologs for OR8U1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for OR8U1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia OR8U1 34
  • 95 (a)
LOC466560 33
  • 93.1 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia OR8U1 34 33
  • 87.38 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia OR8U1 34 33
  • 84.36 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Olfr1044 16 34 33
  • 83.71 (n)
Or8u10 51 Olfr1037
  • chr2:86,084,813-86,085,775
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Olr482 33
  • 83.5 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 80 (a)
-- 34
  • 79 (a)
-- 34
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 56 (a)
Species where no ortholog for OR8U1 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 OR8U1 Gene

Gene Tree for OR8U1 (if available)
Gene Tree for OR8U1 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for OR8U1: view image

Paralogs for OR8U1 Gene

Paralogs for OR8U1 Gene

(457) SIMAP similar genes for OR8U1 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

  • OR8U1_HUMAN Pseudogenes for OR8U1 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with OR8U1: view

Variants for OR8U1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for OR8U1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1001805247 -- 56,375,296(+) A/G upstream_transcript_variant
rs1002615736 -- 56,375,420(+) C/A upstream_transcript_variant
rs1003071816 -- 56,376,563(+) T/C downstream_transcript_variant
rs1003077549 -- 56,376,364(+) A/C coding_sequence_variant, synonymous_variant
rs1003662304 -- 56,374,276(+) A/G upstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for OR8U1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3579724 CNV loss 25503493
nsv1138034 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv324 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv499490 CNV gain 21111241
nsv511006 OTHER complex 20534489
nsv832161 CNV gain 17160897
dgv1948n54 CNV loss 21841781

Variation tolerance for OR8U1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 99.3% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.81; 86.84% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for OR8U1 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OR8U1 Gene

Disorders for OR8U1 Gene

Additional Disease Information for OR8U1

No disorders were found for OR8U1 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for OR8U1 Gene

Publications for OR8U1 Gene

  1. The diploid genome sequence of an individual human. (PMID: 17803354) Levy S … Venter JC (PLoS biology 2007) 3 58
  2. Phylogenetic-based propagation of functional annotations within the Gene Ontology consortium. (PMID: 21873635) Gaudet P … Thomas PD (Briefings in bioinformatics 2011) 3

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