OR6N2

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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily N, member 2
Identifiers
Symbols OR6N2 ; OR1-23
External IDs MGI3030264 HomoloGene17362 GeneCards: OR6N2 Gene
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81442 258713
Ensembl ENSG00000188340 ENSMUSG00000050134
UniProt Q8NGY6 A1L0R8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005278 NM_146718
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005278 NP_666929
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
158.75 – 158.75 Mb
Chr 1:
174.07 – 174.07 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6N2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6N2 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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