OR2W3

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OR2W3
Identifiers
Aliases OR2W3, OR2W3P, OR2W8P, OST718, olfactory receptor family 2 subfamily W member 3
External IDs MGI: 3030156 HomoloGene: 19876 GeneCards: OR2W3
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001001957

NM_207693

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001001957

NP_997576

Location (UCSC) Chr 1: 247.9 – 247.9 Mb Chr 11: 58.66 – 58.67 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Olfactory receptor 2W3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2W3 gene.[3][4]

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.[4]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Hillier LD, Lennon G, Becker M, et al. (1997). "Generation and analysis of 280,000 human expressed sequence tags.". Genome Res. 6 (9): 807–28. doi:10.1101/gr.6.9.807. PMID 8889549. 
  • Fuchs T, Malecova B, Linhart C, et al. (2003). "DEFOG: a practical scheme for deciphering families of genes.". Genomics. 80 (3): 295–302. doi:10.1006/geno.2002.6830. PMID 12213199. 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.