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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily H, member 2
Symbols OR8H2 ; OR11-171
External IDs HomoloGene34954 GeneCards: OR8H2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390151 258587
Ensembl ENSG00000181767 ENSMUSG00000070875
UniProt Q8N162 Q8VFM1
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005200 NM_146594
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005200 NP_666805
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.87 – 55.87 Mb
Chr 2:
86.98 – 86.98 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 8H2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8H2 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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