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Aliases OR8G2P, HSTPCR120, OR8G4, ORL206, ORL486, TPCR120, OR8G2, olfactory receptor family 8 subfamily G member 2, olfactory receptor family 8 subfamily G member 2 pseudogene
External IDs MGI: 3030063 HomoloGene: 115513 GeneCards: OR8G2P
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) n/a Chr : 39.91 – 39.91 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 8G2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR8G2 gene.[4][5]

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.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000095390 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ 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. PMID 9119360. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.4490. 
  5. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: OR8G2 olfactory receptor, family 8, subfamily G, member 2". 

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