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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily T, member 4
Symbols OR2T4 ; OR1-60; OR2T4Q
External IDs MGI3030159 HomoloGene133015 GeneCards: OR2T4 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 127074 258198
Ensembl ENSG00000196944 ENSMUSG00000059279
UniProt Q8NH00 Q5NC44
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004696 NM_207695
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004696 NP_997578
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
248.36 – 248.36 Mb
Chr 11:
58.57 – 58.57 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2T4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2T4 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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