TAS2R5

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TAS2R5
Identifiers
Aliases TAS2R5, T2R5, taste 2 receptor member 5
External IDs HomoloGene: 49580 GeneCards: TAS2R5
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 7 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 7 (human)[1]
Chromosome 7 (human)
Genomic location for TAS2R5
Genomic location for TAS2R5
Band 7q34 Start 141,790,217 bp[1]
End 141,791,367 bp[1]
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_018980

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RefSeq (protein)

NP_061853

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Location (UCSC) Chr 7: 141.79 – 141.79 Mb n/a
PubMed search [2] n/a
Wikidata
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Taste receptor type 2 member 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAS2R5 gene.[3]

Function[edit]

This gene encodes a bitter taste receptor; bitter taste receptors are members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily and are specifically expressed by taste receptor cells of the tongue and palate epithelia. Each of these apparently intronless taste receptor genes encodes a 7-transmembrane receptor protein, functioning as a bitter taste receptor. This gene is clustered with another 3 candidate taste receptor genes on chromosome 7 and is genetically linked to loci that influence bitter perception.[3]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.