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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily T, member 2
Symbols OR2T2 ; OR1-43; OR2T2P
External IDs HomoloGene66506 GeneCards: OR2T2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 401992 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000196240 n/a
UniProt Q6IF00 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004136 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004136 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.62 – 248.62 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Olfactory receptor 2T2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2T2 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. ^ Malnic B, Godfrey PA, Buck LB (Feb 2004). "The human olfactory receptor gene family". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101 (8): 2584–9. doi:10.1073/pnas.0307882100. PMC 356993. PMID 14983052. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2T2 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily T, member 2". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fuchs T, Malecova B, Linhart C, et al. (2003). "DEFOG: a practical scheme for deciphering families of genes". Genomics 80 (3): 295–302. doi:10.1006/geno.2002.6830. PMID 12213199. 
  • Gregory SG, Barlow KF, McLay KE, et al. (2006). "The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1". Nature 441 (7091): 315–21. doi:10.1038/nature04727. PMID 16710414. 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.