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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily D, member 2 (gene/pseudogene)
Symbols OR8D2 ; JCG2
External IDs MGI3030758 HomoloGene128215 GeneCards: OR8D2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
PBB GE OR8D2 gnf1h05807 at tn.png
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 283160 258811
Ensembl ENSG00000279116 ENSMUSG00000064333
UniProt Q9GZM6 Q8VH09
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001002918 NM_146815
RefSeq (protein) NP_001002918 NP_667026
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
124.32 – 124.32 Mb
Chr 9:
38.88 – 38.88 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 8D2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8D2 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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