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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily A, member 12
Symbols OR2A12 ; OR2A12P; OR2A16P
External IDs MGI3030280 HomoloGene17179 GeneCards: OR2A12 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 346525 258292
Ensembl ENSG00000221858 ENSMUSG00000073111
UniProt Q8NGT7 Q8VEV0
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004135 NM_146295
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004135 NP_666407
Location (UCSC) Chr 7:
144.1 – 144.1 Mb
Chr 6:
42.93 – 42.93 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2A12 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2A12 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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