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Olfactory receptor, family 10, subfamily K, member 2
Symbols OR10K2 ; OR1-4
External IDs MGI3030204 HomoloGene74037 GeneCards: OR10K2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 391107 258267
Ensembl ENSG00000180708 ENSMUSG00000047286
UniProt Q6IF99 E9Q848
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004476 NM_146270
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004476 NP_666382
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
158.39 – 158.39 Mb
Chr 8:
83.54 – 83.54 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 10K2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR10K2 gene.[1]

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.[1]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.