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Olfactory receptor, family 1, subfamily J, member 2
Symbols OR1J2 ; HG152; HSA5; OR1J3; OR1J5; OR9-19; OST044
External IDs MGI3030186 HomoloGene105219 GeneCards: OR1J2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26740 258946
Ensembl ENSG00000197233 ENSMUSG00000049315
UniProt Q8NGS2 Q8VGK3
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_054107 NM_146944
RefSeq (protein) NP_473448 NP_667155
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
122.51 – 122.51 Mb
Chr 2:
36.78 – 36.79 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 1J2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR1J2 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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