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Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Apr;282(4):E974-6.

Nomenclature of the GLUT/SLC2A family of sugar/polyol transport facilitators.

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  • 1Institut fuer Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Medizinische Fakultaet der RWTH Aachen, 52057 Aachen, Germany.


The recent identification of several additional members of the family of sugar transport facilitators (gene symbol SLC2A, protein symbol GLUT) has created a heterogeneous and, in part, confusing nomenclature. Therefore, this letter provides a summary of the family members and suggests a systematic nomenclature for SLC2A and GLUT symbols.

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