OR52K2

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Olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily K, member 2
Identifiers
Symbols OR52K2 ; OR11-7
External IDs MGI3030386 HomoloGene73941 GeneCards: OR52K2 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 119774 259106
Ensembl ENSG00000181963 ENSMUSG00000073973
UniProt Q8NGK3 E9Q545
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005172 NM_147102
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005172 NP_667313
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
4.47 – 4.47 Mb
Chr 7:
102.6 – 102.61 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 52K2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR52K2 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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