OR4E2

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OR4E2
Identifiers
Aliases OR4E2, OR14-42, olfactory receptor family 4 subfamily E member 2
External IDs MGI: 3031343 HomoloGene: 41378 GeneCards: OR4E2
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001001912

NM_020514

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001001912

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 14: 21.67 – 21.67 Mb Chr 14: 52.44 – 52.45 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4E2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4E2 gene.[3]

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.[3]

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