OR51B2

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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily B, member 2
Identifiers
Symbols OR51B2 ; HOR5'Beta3; OR51B1P
External IDs MGI1341900 HomoloGene56593 GeneCards: OR51B2 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 79345 18366
Ensembl ENSG00000184881 ENSMUSG00000063615
UniProt Q9Y5P1 F8VPZ8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_033180 NM_013617
RefSeq (protein) NP_149420 NP_038645
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.34 – 5.35 Mb
Chr 7:
103.89 – 103.89 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 51B2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51B2 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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