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Olfactory receptor, family 7, subfamily C, member 2
Symbols OR7C2 ; CIT-HSP-87M17; OR19-18; OR7C3
External IDs MGI3031190 HomoloGene71958 GeneCards: OR7C2 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26658 258305
Ensembl ENSG00000127529 ENSMUSG00000051190
UniProt O60412 Q7TQU8
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_012377 NM_146308
RefSeq (protein) NP_036509 NP_666420
Location (UCSC) Chr 19:
14.94 – 14.94 Mb
Chr 10:
78.85 – 78.85 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 7C2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR7C2 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.