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Olfactory receptor, family 9, subfamily K, member 2
Symbols OR9K2 ; OR12-2
External IDs MGI3030660 HomoloGene121503 GeneCards: OR9K2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 441639 258671
Ensembl ENSG00000170605 ENSMUSG00000059862
UniProt Q8NGE7 Q8VFU6
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001005243 NM_146676
RefSeq (protein) NP_001005243 NP_666887
Location (UCSC) Chr 12:
55.13 – 55.13 Mb
Chr 10:
130.18 – 130.18 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 9K2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR9K2 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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