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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily H, member 2
Symbols OR2H2 ; FAT11; OLFR2; OLFR42B; OR2H3; dJ271M21.2; hs6M1-12
External IDs OMIM600578 MGI2177473 HomoloGene68546 GeneCards: OR2H2 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 7932 258469
Ensembl ENSG00000204657 ENSMUSG00000056600
UniProt O95918 Q0VEL5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_007160 NM_146477
RefSeq (protein) NP_009091 NP_666688
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
29.56 – 29.56 Mb
Chr 17:
37.09 – 37.09 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2H2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2H2 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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