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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily B, member 2
Symbols OR2B2 ; OR2B2Q; OR2B9; OR6-1; dJ193B12.4; hs6M1-10
External IDs MGI3031193 HomoloGene11056 GeneCards: OR2B2 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81697 258067
Ensembl ENSG00000168131 ENSMUSG00000101591
UniProt Q9GZK3 Q7TQU5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_033057 NM_001011820
RefSeq (protein) NP_149046 NP_001011820
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
27.91 – 27.91 Mb
Chr 13:
21.7 – 21.7 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2B2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2B2 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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