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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily L, member 13
Symbols OR2L13 ; OR2L14
External IDs MGI3030000 HomoloGene88350 GeneCards: OR2L13 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 284521 259071
Ensembl ENSG00000196071 ENSMUSG00000056822
UniProt Q8N349 Q8VF05
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001304535 NM_147068
RefSeq (protein) NP_001291464 NP_667279
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
247.94 – 248.1 Mb
Chr 16:
19.49 – 19.49 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2L13 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2L13 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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