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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily L, member 2
Symbols OR2L2 ; HSHTPCRH07; HTPCRH07; OR1-48; OR2L12; OR2L4P
External IDs HomoloGene78689 GeneCards: OR2L2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26246 258937
Ensembl ENSG00000203663 ENSMUSG00000045341
UniProt Q8NH16 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004686 NM_146935
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004686 NP_667146
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.2 – 248.2 Mb
Chr 16:
19.51 – 19.52 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 2L2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2L2 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Parmentier M, Libert F, Schurmans S, Schiffmann S, Lefort A, Eggerickx D, Ledent C, Mollereau C, Gerard C, Perret J, et al. (Mar 1992). "Expression of members of the putative olfactory receptor gene family in mammalian germ cells". Nature 355 (6359): 453–5. doi:10.1038/355453a0. PMID 1370859. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2L2 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily L, member 2". 

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