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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily G, member 2
Symbols OR2G2 ; OR1-32
External IDs MGI2177506 HomoloGene105248 GeneCards: OR2G2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81470 258623
Ensembl ENSG00000177489 ENSMUSG00000045202
UniProt Q8NGZ5 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001915 NM_146630
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001915 NP_666841
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
247.75 – 247.75 Mb
Chr 17:
37.4 – 37.4 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2G2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2G2 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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