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Olfactory receptor, family 51, subfamily G, member 2
Symbols OR51G2 ; OR11-28
External IDs MGI3030411 HomoloGene64962 GeneCards: OR51G2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81282 259113
Ensembl ENSG00000176893 ENSMUSG00000043354
UniProt Q8NGK0 Q3MI70
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005238 NM_147109
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005238 NP_667320
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
4.94 – 4.94 Mb
Chr 7:
102.97 – 102.97 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 51G2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR51G2 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.