OR2AJ1

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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily AJ, member 1
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Symbols OR2AJ1 ; OR2AJ1P; OR2AJ1Q
External IDs GeneCards: OR2AJ1 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 127608 n/a
Ensembl n/a n/a
UniProt Q8NGZ0 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) n/a n/a
RefSeq (protein) n/a n/a
Location (UCSC) n/a n/a
PubMed search [1] n/a

Olfactory receptor 2AJ1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2AJ1 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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