OR2A5

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OR2A5
Identifiers
Aliases OR2A5, OR2A11P, OR2A26, OR2A8, OR7-138, OR7-141, olfactory receptor family 2 subfamily A member 5
External IDs MGI: 3030282 HomoloGene: 64846 GeneCards: 393046
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_012365

NM_146273

RefSeq (protein)

NP_036497.1

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 7: 144.05 – 144.05 Mb Chr 6: 42.9 – 42.9 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Olfactory receptor 2A5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2A5 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rouquier S, Taviaux S, Trask BJ, Brand-Arpon V, van den Engh G, Demaille J, Giorgi D (Mar 1998). "Distribution of olfactory receptor genes in the human genome". Nat Genet 18 (3): 243–50. doi:10.1038/ng0398-243. PMID 9500546. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2A5 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily A, member 5". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fuchs T; Malecova B; Linhart C; et al. (2003). "DEFOG: a practical scheme for deciphering families of genes". Genomics 80 (3): 295–302. doi:10.1006/geno.2002.6830. PMID 12213199. 

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