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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily B, member 2
Symbols OR6B2 ; OR2-1; OR6B2P
External IDs MGI3031250 HomoloGene17472 GeneCards: OR6B2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 389090 259040
Ensembl ENSG00000182083 ENSMUSG00000067064
UniProt Q6IFH4 Q3MI73
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005853 NM_147038
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005853 NP_667249
Location (UCSC) Chr 2:
240.97 – 240.97 Mb
Chr 1:
92.48 – 92.48 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6B2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6B2 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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