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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily W, member 2
Symbols OR5W2 ; OR5W2P; OR5W3P
External IDs MGI3030965 HomoloGene36999 GeneCards: OR5W2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 390148 258631
Ensembl ENSG00000187612 ENSMUSG00000047039
UniProt Q8NH69 n/a
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.[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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