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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily B, member 2
Symbols OR5B2 ; OR11-240; OST073
External IDs MGI3031285 HomoloGene133897 GeneCards: OR5B2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390190 258121
Ensembl ENSG00000172365 ENSMUSG00000062199
UniProt Q96R09 Q8VFX5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005566 NM_001011841
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005566 NP_001011841
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
58.42 – 58.42 Mb
Chr 19:
13.31 – 13.31 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5B2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5B2 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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