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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily AK, member 2
Symbol OR5AK2
External IDs MGI3030827 HomoloGene79352 GeneCards: OR5AK2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390181 258427
Ensembl ENSG00000181273 ENSMUSG00000075220
UniProt Q8NH90 Q8VF75
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005323 NM_146435
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005323 NP_666646
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
56.99 – 56.99 Mb
Chr 2:
85.41 – 85.41 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5AK2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5AK2 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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