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Olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily N, member 2
Symbols OR52N2 ; OR11-57
External IDs MGI3030500 HomoloGene64956 GeneCards: OR52N2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390077 259100
Ensembl ENSG00000180988 ENSMUSG00000063582
UniProt Q8NGI0 Q8VH00
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005174 NM_147096
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005174 NP_667307
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.84 – 5.84 Mb
Chr 7:
104.89 – 104.89 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 52N2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR52N2 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.