OR2H2

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OR2H2
Identifiers
Aliases OR2H2, FAT11, OLFR2, OLFR42B, OR2H3, dJ271M21.2, hs6M1-12, olfactory receptor family 2 subfamily H member 2
External IDs MGI: 2177473 HomoloGene: 68546 GeneCards: 7932
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_007160

NM_146477

RefSeq (protein)

NP_009091.3

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 6: 29.59 – 29.59 Mb Chr 17: 37.09 – 37.09 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2H2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2H2 gene.[3]

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.[3]

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