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Olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily B, member 2
SymbolsOR5B2; OR11-240; OST073
External IDsMGI3031285 HomoloGene85932 GeneCards: OR5B2 Gene
RefSeq (mRNA)NM_001005566NM_146705
RefSeq (protein)NP_001005566NP_666916
Location (UCSC)Chr 11:
57.95 - 57.95 Mb
Chr 19:
13.07 - 13.07 Mb
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Olfactory receptor 5B2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR5B2 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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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Entrez Gene: OR5B2 olfactory receptor, family 5, subfamily B, member 2".