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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily L, member 8
Symbol OR2L8
External IDs MGI3030002 HomoloGene128185 GeneCards: OR2L8 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 391190 258937
Ensembl ENSG00000196936 ENSMUSG00000045341
UniProt Q8NGY9 Q8VGJ5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001963 NM_146935.1
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001963 NP_667146.1
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.11 – 248.11 Mb
Chr 16:
19.51 – 19.52 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2L8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2L8 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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