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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily AP, member 1
Symbols OR2AP1 ; OR2AP1P
External IDs HomoloGene105186 GeneCards: OR2AP1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 121129 258315
Ensembl ENSG00000179615 ENSMUSG00000059762
UniProt Q8NGE2 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001258285 NM_146318
RefSeq (protein) NP_001245214 NP_666430
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
55.57 – 55.58 Mb
Chr 10:
129.08 – 129.08 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2AP1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2AP1 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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