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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily J, member 2
Symbols OR5J2 ; OR11-266
External IDs MGI3030886 HomoloGene79679 GeneCards: OR5J2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 282775 259012
Ensembl ENSG00000174957 ENSMUSG00000047149
UniProt Q8NH18 A2AVX6
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005492 NM_147010
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005492 NP_667221
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
56.18 – 56.18 Mb
Chr 2:
86.3 – 86.3 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5J2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5J2 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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