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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily W, member 1
Symbols OR2W1 ; hs6M1-15
External IDs MGI1333771 HomoloGene12791 GeneCards: OR2W1 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26692 18341
Ensembl ENSG00000204704 ENSMUSG00000071522
UniProt Q9Y3N9 Q7TQT8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_030903 NM_010984
RefSeq (protein) NP_112165 NP_035114
Location (UCSC) Chr 6:
29.04 – 29.05 Mb
Chr 13:
21.13 – 21.13 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 2W1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2W1 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.