OR6C2

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OR6C2
Identifiers
Aliases OR6C2, OR6C67, olfactory receptor family 6 subfamily C member 2
External IDs MGI: 3030625 HomoloGene: 71950 GeneCards: OR6C2
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_054105

NM_146930

RefSeq (protein)

NP_473446

NP_667141

Location (UCSC) Chr 12: 55.45 – 55.45 Mb Chr 10: 129.52 – 129.53 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6C2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6C2 gene.[3]

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.