OR2A4

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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily A, member 4
Identifiers
Symbols OR2A4 ; OR2A10
External IDs MGI104812 HomoloGene27232 GeneCards: OR2A4 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 79541 18310
Ensembl ENSG00000180658 ENSMUSG00000043605
UniProt O95047 P34984
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_030908 NM_146652
RefSeq (protein) NP_112170 NP_666863
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
132.02 – 132.02 Mb
Chr 6:
43.17 – 43.18 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2A4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2A4 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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