Aliases for OR6K2 Gene
External Ids for OR6K2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OR6K2 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for OR6K2 Gene
OR6K2 (Olfactory Receptor Family 6 Subfamily K Member 2) 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 transmembrane signaling receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is OR6K3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for OR6K2 Gene