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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily C, member 2
Symbols OR6C2 ; OR6C67
External IDs MGI3030625 HomoloGene71950 GeneCards: OR6C2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 341416 258932
Ensembl ENSG00000179695 ENSMUSG00000047626
UniProt Q9NZP2 Q8VEU0
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_054105 NM_146930
RefSeq (protein) NP_473446 NP_667141
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
55.45 – 55.45 Mb
Chr 10:
129.53 – 129.53 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6C2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6C2 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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