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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily J, member 3
Symbols OR2J3 ; 6M1-3; C3HEXS; HS6M1-3; OR6-16; OR6-6; OR6.3.6; ORL671
External IDs OMIM615016 MGI2177520 HomoloGene128270 GeneCards: OR2J3 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 442186 258481
Ensembl ENSG00000204701 ENSMUSG00000054940
UniProt O76001 Q8VFC2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005216 NM_146488.1
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005216 NP_666699.1
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
29.08 – 29.08 Mb
Chr 17:
38.44 – 38.44 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 2J3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2J3 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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