Aliases for OR2L8 Gene
External Ids for OR2L8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OR2L8 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. This olfactory receptor gene is a segregating pseudogene, where some individuals have an allele that encodes a functional olfactory receptor, while other individuals have an allele encoding a protein that is predicted to be non-functional. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2015]
GeneCards Summary for OR2L8 Gene
OR2L8 (Olfactory Receptor Family 2 Subfamily L Member 8 (Gene/Pseudogene)) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Olfactory transduction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and olfactory receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is OR2L3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for OR2L8 Gene