OR2L8

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OR2L8
Identifiers
Aliases OR2L8
External IDs HomoloGene: 128185 GeneCards: OR2L8
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001001963

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RefSeq (protein)

NP_001001963.1
NP_001001963

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Location (UCSC) Chr 1: 247.95 – 247.95 Mb n/a
PubMed search [1] n/a
Wikidata
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Olfactory receptor 2L8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2L8 gene.[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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