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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily F, member 1 (gene/pseudogene)
Symbols OR2F1 ; 7M1-2; OLF3; OR14-60; OR2F3; OR2F3P; OR2F4; OR2F5; OR7-139; OR7-140
External IDs OMIM608497 MGI3030287 HomoloGene128151 GeneCards: OR2F1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26211 258016
Ensembl ENSG00000213215 ENSMUSG00000095831
UniProt Q13607 Q7TRV7
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_012369 NM_001011799
RefSeq (protein) NP_036501 NP_001011799
Location (UCSC) Chr 7:
143.96 – 143.96 Mb
Chr 6:
42.74 – 42.74 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 2F1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2F1 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ 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. doi:10.1038/ng0398-243. PMID 9500546. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2F1 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily F, member 1". 

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