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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily AP, member 1
Symbols OR2AP1 ; OR2AP1P
External IDs GeneCards: OR2AP1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 121129 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000179615 n/a
UniProt Q8NGE2 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001258285 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_001245214 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
55.97 – 55.97 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Olfactory receptor 2AP1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2AP1 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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