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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily B, member 2
Symbols OR8B2 ; OR11-309; OR11-310
External IDs MGI2660712 HomoloGene128279 GeneCards: OR8B2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26595 258869
Ensembl ENSG00000204293 ENSMUSG00000049098
UniProt Q96RD0 Q60886
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005468 NM_146869
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005468 NP_667080
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
124.25 – 124.25 Mb
Chr 9:
38.4 – 38.4 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8B2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8B2 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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