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Olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily E, member 2
Symbol OR52E2
External IDs MGI3030423 HomoloGene17480 GeneCards: OR52E2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 119678 258246
Ensembl ENSG00000176787 ENSMUSG00000073954
UniProt Q8NGJ4 Q8VGV8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005164 NM_207143
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005164 NP_997026
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
5.06 – 5.06 Mb
Chr 7:
103.22 – 103.22 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 52E2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR52E2 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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