Olfactory receptor, family 4, subfamily S, member 2
Symbols OR4S2; OR11-137; OR4S2P; OST725
External IDs MGI3031027 HomoloGene27297 GeneCards: OR4S2 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 219431 329460
Ensembl ENSG00000174982 ENSMUSG00000060827
UniProt Q8NH73 n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004059 NM_001011517.2
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004059 NP_001011517.2
Location (UCSC) Chr 11:
55.42 – 55.42 Mb
Chr 2:
88.52 – 88.52 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Olfactory receptor 4S2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the OR4S2 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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Class II
(tetrapod specific receptors)

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