OR5W2

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OR5W2
Identifiers
Aliases OR5W2, OR5W2P, OR5W3P, olfactory receptor family 5 subfamily W member 2
External IDs MGI: 3030985 HomoloGene: 36999 GeneCards: OR5W2
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001001960

NM_146638

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001001960

NP_666849

Location (UCSC) Chr 11: 55.91 – 55.91 Mb Chr 2: 87.86 – 87.86 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5W2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5W2 gene.[3]

Function[edit]

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.[3]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.