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Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily M, member 2
Symbols OR4M2 ; OR15-3
External IDs HomoloGene85964 GeneCards: OR4M2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390538 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000182974 n/a
UniProt Q8NGB6 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004719 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004719 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 15:
22.37 – 22.37 Mb
PubMed search [1] n/a

Olfactory receptor 4M2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4M2 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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