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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily M, member 7
Symbols OR2M7 ; OR1-58
External IDs HomoloGene133839 GeneCards: OR2M7 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 391196 258443
Ensembl ENSG00000177186 ENSMUSG00000050742
UniProt Q8NG81 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004691 NM_146451
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004691 NP_666662
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.49 – 248.49 Mb
Chr 16:
19.29 – 19.29 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2M7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2M7 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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