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Aliases OR5L2, HSHTPCRX16, HTPCRX16, OR11-153, olfactory receptor family 5 subfamily L member 2
External IDs MGI: 3030990 HomoloGene: 72031 GeneCards: OR5L2
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 11: 55.83 – 55.83 Mb Chr 2: 87.95 – 87.95 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5L2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5L2 gene.[3][4]

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.[4]

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  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Parmentier M, Libert F, Schurmans S, Schiffmann S, Lefort A, Eggerickx D, Ledent C, Mollereau C, Gerard C, Perret J, et al. (Mar 1992). "Expression of members of the putative olfactory receptor gene family in mammalian germ cells". Nature. 355 (6359): 453–5. PMID 1370859. doi:10.1038/355453a0. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR5L2 olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily L, member 2". 

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