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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily I, member 2
Symbols OR8I2 ; OR11-170
External IDs MGI3030938 HomoloGene64916 GeneCards: OR8I2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 120586 258763
Ensembl ENSG00000172154 ENSMUSG00000075166
UniProt Q8N0Y5 A2AVB5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001003750 NM_146767
RefSeq (protein) NP_001003750 NP_666978
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.86 – 55.86 Mb
Chr 2:
87.02 – 87.02 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8I2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8I2 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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