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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily T, member 1
Symbols OR2T1 ; OR1-25
External IDs MGI109304 HomoloGene74028 GeneCards: OR2T1 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26696 18330
Ensembl ENSG00000175143 ENSMUSG00000072707
UniProt O43869 E9Q3K2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_030904 NM_147027
RefSeq (protein) NP_112166 NP_667238
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.41 – 248.41 Mb
Chr 14:
14.33 – 14.33 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 2T1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2T1 gene.[1][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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  1. ^ Rouquier S, Taviaux S, Trask BJ, Brand-Arpon V, van den Engh G, Demaille J, Giorgi D (Mar 1998). "Distribution of olfactory receptor genes in the human genome". Nat Genet 18 (3): 243–50. doi:10.1038/ng0398-243. PMID 9500546. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2T1 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily T, member 1". 

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