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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. joost@rwth-aachen.de


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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