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Gene: TAS2R16 (taste 2 receptor member 16) Homo sapiens
Symbol: TAS2R16
Name: taste 2 receptor member 16
Description: Exhibits bitter taste receptor activity. Involved in detection of chemical stimulus involved in sensory perception of bitter taste. Localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum; external side of plasma membrane; and trans-Golgi network.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: BGLPT; candidate taste receptor T2R16; T2R16; taste receptor type 2 member 16; taste receptor, type 2, member 16
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Tas2r118 (taste receptor, type 2, member 118)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Tas2r118 (taste receptor, type 2, member 118)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Tas2r16 (taste 2 receptor member 16)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : TAS2R16 (taste 2 receptor member 16)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : LOC608741 (taste receptor type 2 member 143-like)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Tas2r16 (taste 2 receptor member 16)
Sus scrofa (pig) : TAS2R16 (taste 2 receptor member 16)
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Related Pseudogenes: TAS2R62P  
Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh387122,994,704 - 122,995,700 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh377122,634,759 - 122,635,754 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 367122,421,995 - 122,422,990 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 347122,228,763 - 122,229,639NCBI
Celera7117,439,504 - 117,440,499 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map7q31.32NCBI
HuRef7116,997,714 - 116,998,709 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_17122,568,066 - 122,569,061 (-)NCBICHM1_1
CRA_TCAGchr7v27122,023,644 - 122,024,639 (-)NCBI
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More on TAS2R16
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
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CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 1343606
Created: 2005-03-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-11-26
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.