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Olfactory receptor, family 52, subfamily I, member 2
Symbols OR52I2 ; OR11-12
External IDs MGI3030390 HomoloGene17380 GeneCards: OR52I2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 143502 258749
Ensembl ENSG00000226288 ENSMUSG00000073969
UniProt Q8NH67 E9Q549
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005170 NM_146754
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005170 NP_666965
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
4.59 – 4.59 Mb
Chr 7:
102.67 – 102.67 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 52I2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR52I2 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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