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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily S, member 2 (gene/pseudogene)
Symbols OR2S2 ; OR37A; OST715
External IDs HomoloGene84331 GeneCards: OR2S2 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 56656 29845
Ensembl ENSG00000278889 ENSMUSG00000071000
UniProt Q9NQN1 Q8R469
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_019897 NM_019473
RefSeq (protein) NP_063950 NP_062346
Location (UCSC) Chr 9:
35.96 – 35.96 Mb
Chr 4:
43.85 – 43.86 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2S2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2S2 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.