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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily AK, member 2
Symbols OR2AK2 ; OR1-47; OR2AK1P
External IDs MGI3030154 HomoloGene133825 GeneCards: OR2AK2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 391191 216783
Ensembl ENSG00000187080 ENSMUSG00000061344
UniProt Q8NG84 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004491 NM_207230
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004491 NP_997113
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.13 – 248.13 Mb
Chr 11:
58.68 – 58.68 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2AK2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2AK2 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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