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Olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily K, member 2
Symbols OR6K2 ; OR1-17
External IDs MGI3030254 HomoloGene17185 GeneCards: OR6K2 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 81448 258302
Ensembl ENSG00000196171 ENSMUSG00000055033
UniProt Q8NGY2 A6H6I2
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005279 NM_146305
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005279 NP_666417
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
158.7 – 158.7 Mb
Chr 1:
174.16 – 174.16 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 6K2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR6K2 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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