OR6B2 Gene

Alleles

People normally have two alleles per gene, one inherited from their mother and one inherited from their father.

Insensitive (Eurasian)

This allele originates from an ancient Eurasian mutation that occurred thousands of years ago.

Sensitive (Global)

This allele has been widespread globally for tens of thousands of years.

Allele Pairs

It is the combination of a person's pair of gene alleles that influences traits.

 Influence Hardly Smells Isobutyraldehyde
Allele Pair People with this allele pair are less sensitive to odorants of isobutyraldehyde, a chemical found in many foods and beverages, than those with one or two "Sensitive" alleles.
 Influence Easily Smells Isobutyraldehyde
Allele Pair People with these allele pairs are more sensitive to odorants of isobutyraldehyde, a chemical found in many foods and beverages, than those with two "Insensitive" alleles.

Gene Details

The OR6B2 gene is located on chromosome 2 and encodes the protein named "Olfactory receptor 6B2", which influences the reported traits.

Additional References OR6B2
Wikipedia OR6B2
UniProt Q6IFH4
U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information 389090

Allele Definitions

[0] [1] [2]
Sensitive
C
G
A
T
G
C
Insensitive
T
A
G
C
A
T
Show Minus Strand
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-
+
-
+
-
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)
[0] rs13424612 dbSNP SNPedia
[1] rs10187574 dbSNP SNPedia
[2] rs10176036 dbSNP SNPedia