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Mol Biol Cell. 2002 Dec;13(12):4111-3.

Mammalian septins nomenclature.

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Center for Cell Signaling, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA. igm9c@virginia.edu

Abstract

There are 10 known mammalian septin genes, some of which produce multiple splice variants. The current nomenclature for the genes and gene products is very confusing, with several different names having been given to the same gene product and distinct names given to splice variants of the same gene. Moreover, some names are based on those of yeast or Drosophila septins that are not the closest homologues. Therefore, we suggest that the mammalian septin field adopt a common nomenclature system, based on that adopted by the Mouse Genomic Nomenclature Committee and accepted by the Human Genome Organization Gene Nomenclature Committee. The human and mouse septin genes will be named SEPT1-SEPT10 and Sept1-Sept10, respectively. Splice variants will be designated by an underscore followed by a lowercase "v" and a number, e.g., SEPT4_v1.

PMID:
12475938
PMCID:
PMC138619
DOI:
10.1091/mbc.e02-07-0438
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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