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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily K, member 2
Symbols OR5K2 ; OR3-9
External IDs MGI3030008 HomoloGene121500 GeneCards: OR5K2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 402135 258998
Ensembl ENSG00000231861 ENSMUSG00000063137
UniProt Q8NHB8 E9PXY6
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004737 NM_146996
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004737 NP_667207
Location (UCSC) Chr 3:
98.22 – 98.22 Mb
Chr 16:
58.87 – 58.87 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5K2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5K2 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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