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Aliases OR2C1, OLFmf3, OR2C2P, olfactory receptor family 2 subfamily C member 1
External IDs MGI: 106182 HomoloGene: 7459 GeneCards: OR2C1
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 16: 3.36 – 3.36 Mb Chr 16: 3.83 – 3.84 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2C1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2C1 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. ^ Centola M, Chen X, Sood R, Deng Z, Aksentijevich I, Blake T, Ricke DO, Chen X, Wood G, Zaks N, Richards N, Krizman D, Mansfield E, Apostolou S, Liu J, Shafran N, Vedula A, Hamon M, Cercek A, Kahan T, Gumucio D, Callen DF, Richards RI, Moyzis RK, Doggett NA, Collins FS, Liu PP, Fischel-Ghodsian N, Kastner DL (Jan 1999). "Construction of an ∼700-kb Transcript Map Around the Familial Mediterranean Fever Locus on Human Chromosome 16p13.3". Genome Res. 8 (11): 1172–91. doi:10.1101/gr.8.11.1172. PMC 310791Freely accessible. PMID 9847080. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2C1 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily C, member 1". 

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