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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily H, member 1
Symbols OR2H1 ; 6M1-16; HS6M1-16; OLFR42A-9004-14; OR2H6; OR2H8; OR6-2; dJ994E9.4
External IDs MGI2177474 HomoloGene72346 GeneCards: OR2H1 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26716 258470
Ensembl ENSG00000204688 ENSMUSG00000095377
UniProt Q9GZK4 Q7TRL3
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_030883 NM_182714
RefSeq (protein) NP_112145 NP_874373
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
29.42 – 29.43 Mb
Chr 17:
37.09 – 37.09 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2H1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2H1 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.