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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily Y, member 1
Symbols OR2Y1 ; OR5-2
External IDs MGI3031219 HomoloGene86692 GeneCards: OR2Y1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 134083 257888
Ensembl ENSG00000174339 ENSMUSG00000062285
UniProt Q8NGV0 Q7TQT0
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001657 NM_001011741
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001657 NP_001011741
Location (UCSC) Chr 5:
180.17 – 180.17 Mb
Chr 11:
49.47 – 49.47 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2Y1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2Y1 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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