OR2AK2

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OR2AK2
Identifiers
AliasesOR2AK2, OR1-47, OR2AK1P, olfactory receptor family 2 subfamily AK member 2
External IDsMGI: 3030150 HomoloGene: 133825 GeneCards: OR2AK2
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 1 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 1 (human)[1]
Chromosome 1 (human)
Genomic location for OR2AK2
Genomic location for OR2AK2
Band1q44Start247,965,233 bp[1]
End247,966,386 bp[1]
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001004491

NM_001011818

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001004491

NP_001011818

Location (UCSC)Chr 1: 247.97 – 247.97 MbChr 11: 58.75 – 58.76 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2AK2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2AK2 gene.[5]

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.[5]

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