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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily AC, member 2
Symbols OR5AC2 ; HSA1
External IDs MGI3030032 HomoloGene51800 GeneCards: OR5AC2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81050 258036
Ensembl ENSG00000196578 ENSMUSG00000052537
UniProt Q9NZP5 Q7TS40
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_054106 NM_001011808
RefSeq (protein) NP_473447 NP_001011808
Location (UCSC) Chr 3:
97.81 – 97.81 Mb
Chr 16:
59.2 – 59.2 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5AC2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5AC2 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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