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Aliases OR2B6, OR2B1, OR2B1P, OR2B5, OR2B6P, OR5-40, OR5-41, OR6-31, dJ408B20.2, olfactory receptor family 2 subfamily B member 6
External IDs MGI: 104715 HomoloGene: 40838 GeneCards: OR2B6
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 6: 27.96 – 27.96 Mb Chr 13: 21.64 – 21.64 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2B6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2B6 gene.[3][4]

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.[4]

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  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ 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. PMID 9500546. doi:10.1038/ng0398-243. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2B6 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily B, member 6". 

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