OR5A2

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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily A, member 2
Identifiers
Symbol OR5A2
External IDs HomoloGene19517 GeneCards: OR5A2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE OR5A2 gnf1h02105 at tn.png
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219981 n/a
Ensembl ENSG00000172324 n/a
UniProt Q8NGI9 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001001954 n/a
RefSeq (protein) NP_001001954 n/a
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
59.19 – 59.19 Mb
n/a
PubMed search [1] n/a

Olfactory receptor 5A2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5A2 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.