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Aliases OR2T1, OR1-25, olfactory receptor family 2 subfamily T member 1
External IDs MGI: 109304 HomoloGene: 74028 GeneCards: OR2T1
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 1 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 1 (human)[1]
Chromosome 1 (human)
Genomic location for OR2T1
Genomic location for OR2T1
Band No data available Start 248,405,995 bp[1]
End 248,407,104 bp[1]
Species Human Mouse
RefSeq (mRNA)



RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 1: 248.41 – 248.41 Mb Chr 1: 14.32 – 14.33 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
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Olfactory receptor 2T1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2T1 gene.[5][6]

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.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c ENSG00000273508, ENSG00000175143 GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000275244, ENSG00000273508, ENSG00000175143 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000072707 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  5. ^ 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. PMID 9500546. doi:10.1038/ng0398-243. 
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR2T1 olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily T, member 1". 

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