OR1N2

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Olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily N, member 2
Identifiers
Symbols OR1N2 ; OR9-23
External IDs MGI3030188 HomoloGene17443 GeneCards: OR1N2 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 138882 258941
Ensembl ENSG00000171501 ENSMUSG00000055088
UniProt Q8NGR9 Q8VGJ8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004457 NM_146939
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004457 NP_667150
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
125.32 – 125.32 Mb
Chr 2:
36.91 – 36.91 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 1N2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1N2 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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