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Species  Human
Entrez  343406
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000198965

Aliases  OR10R2, OR1-8, OR10R2Q, olfactory receptor family 10 subfamily R member 2
External IDs  HomoloGene: 121586 GeneCards: OR10R2

Olfactory receptor 10R2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR10R2 gene.

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.


OR10R2 Wikipedia