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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily M, member 3
Symbols OR2M3 ; OR1-54; OR2M3P; OR2M6; OST003
External IDs MGI3029999 HomoloGene51725 GeneCards: OR2M3 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 127062 258443
Ensembl ENSG00000228198 ENSMUSG00000050742
UniProt Q8NG83 Q7TS54
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004689 NM_146451
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004689 NP_666662
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.2 – 248.2 Mb
Chr 16:
19.29 – 19.29 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2M3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2M3 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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