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OR6A2

Official Full Name
olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily A, member 2
Background
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.
Synonyms
OR6A2; olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily A, member 2; OR6A1, OR6A2P; olfactory receptor 6A2; OR11 55; hP2 olfactory receptor; MGC126538; MGC126540; Olfactory receptor 11-55; Olfactory receptor 6A1; Olfactory receptor family 6 subfamily A member 2; Olfactory receptor OR11-83; OR11-55; OR6A1; OR6A2_HUMAN; OR6A2P; hI7 olfactory receptor; seven transmembrane helix receptor; olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily A, member 1; olfactory receptor, family 6, subfamily A, member 2 pseudogene; I7

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