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Olfactory receptor, family 2, subfamily Z, member 1
Symbols OR2Z1 ; OR19-4; OR2Z2
External IDs MGI3030207 HomoloGene17287 GeneCards: OR2Z1 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 284383 258532
Ensembl ENSG00000181733 ENSMUSG00000061561
UniProt Q8NG97 E9Q4J3
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004699 NM_146539
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004699 NP_666750
Location (UCSC) Chr 19:
8.73 – 8.73 Mb
Chr 8:
72.1 – 72.1 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 2Z1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR2Z1 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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