OR4K2

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OR4K2
Identifiers
Aliases OR4K2, OR14-15, olfactory receptor family 4 subfamily K member 2
External IDs MGI: 3030564 HomoloGene: 17269 GeneCards: 390431
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001005501

NM_146493

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001005501.1

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 14: 19.88 – 19.88 Mb Chr 14: 50.19 – 50.19 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 4K2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4K2 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.