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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily C, member 3
Symbols OR2C3 ; OR2C4; OR2C5P; OST742
External IDs MGI3031204 HomoloGene64884 GeneCards: OR2C3 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81472 258528
Ensembl ENSG00000196242 ENSMUSG00000042869
UniProt Q8N628 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_198074 NM_146535
RefSeq (protein) NP_932340 NP_666746
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
247.69 – 247.7 Mb
Chr 13:
21.08 – 21.08 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2C3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2C3 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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