OR12D2

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OR12D2
Identifiers
Aliases OR12D2, DJ994E9.8, HS6M1-20, olfactory receptor family 12 subfamily D member 2 (gene/pseudogene)
External IDs MGI: 2177484 HomoloGene: 133728 GeneCards: 26529
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_013936

NM_146834

RefSeq (protein)

NP_039224.2

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 6: 29.4 – 29.4 Mb Chr 17: 37.3 – 37.3 Mb
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Olfactory receptor, family 12, subfamily D, member 2, also known as OR12D2, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the OR12D2 gene.[3]

Function[edit]

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.[3]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.