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Olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily G, member 2
Symbols OR8G2 ; HSTPCR120; OR8G2P; OR8G4; ORL206; ORL486; TPCR120
External IDs MGI3030807 HomoloGene115513 GeneCards: OR8G2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 26492 258606
Ensembl n/a ENSMUSG00000095390
UniProt Q15614 Q6W075
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001007249 NM_146613
RefSeq (protein) NP_001007250 NP_666824
Location (UCSC) n/a Chr 9:
39.91 – 39.91 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 8G2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8G2 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ Vanderhaeghen P, Schurmans S, Vassart G, Parmentier M (Apr 1997). "Specific repertoire of olfactory receptor genes in the male germ cells of several mammalian species". Genomics 39 (3): 239–46. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.4490. PMID 9119360. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR8G2 olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily G, member 2". 

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