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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily G, member 6
Symbol OR2G6
External IDs MGI3031202 HomoloGene105344 GeneCards: OR2G6 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 391211 404337
Ensembl ENSG00000188558 ENSMUSG00000099844
UniProt Q5TZ20 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001013355 NM_207574
RefSeq (protein) NP_001013373 NP_997457
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.52 – 248.52 Mb
Chr 11:
49.52 – 49.52 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2G6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2G6 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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  • Gregory SG, Barlow KF, McLay KE, et al. (2006). "The DNA sequence and biological annotation of human chromosome 1.". Nature 441 (7091): 315–21. doi:10.1038/nature04727. PMID 16710414. 

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