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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily C, member 1
Symbols OR2C1 ; OLFmf3; OR2C2P
External IDs MGI106182 HomoloGene7459 GeneCards: OR2C1 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 4993 18312
Ensembl ENSG00000168158 ENSMUSG00000059043
UniProt O95371 P23275
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_012368 NM_008762
RefSeq (protein) NP_036500 NP_032788
Location (UCSC) Chr 16:
3.41 – 3.41 Mb
Chr 16:
3.84 – 3.84 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 2C1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2C1 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Centola M, Chen X, Sood R, Deng Z, Aksentijevich I, Blake T, Ricke DO, Chen X, Wood G, Zaks N, Richards N, Krizman D, Mansfield E, Apostolou S, Liu J, Shafran N, Vedula A, Hamon M, Cercek A, Kahan T, Gumucio D, Callen DF, Richards RI, Moyzis RK, Doggett NA, Collins FS, Liu PP, Fischel-Ghodsian N, Kastner DL (Jan 1999). "Construction of an ∼700-kb Transcript Map Around the Familial Mediterranean Fever Locus on Human Chromosome 16p13.3". Genome Res 8 (11): 1172–91. doi:10.1101/gr.8.11.1172. PMC 310791. PMID 9847080. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2C1 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily C, member 1". 

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